Female Personal Assistants (UFIN01)
Independent Living Schemes York - York

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Dear Applicant


Thank you for your interest in applying for a position as a Personal Assistant. Please find enclosed the job description and application form. Please do n o t forget to give the reference number for the job you want to apply for.

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Independent Living Scheme c/o The Avenue Children’s Centre

Sixth Avenue


YO31 0UT

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Thank you for applying for the job and Good Luck with your application!

Yours faithfully

Independent Living Scheme

Job Description Female Personal Assistant (GOQ ) UFIN01

The aim of the job is to provide assistance required by the employer, a disabled woman.

A Personal Assistant is emp loyed to help me live my life the way I choose. Getting the right assistance when I need it allows me to lead my life independently. A Personal Assistant will enable me to do this by listening to what I want and following my instructions. It is therefore vital that an employee has good communication and listening skills.

The job involves assisting me with a variety of tasks. Like most people, my day varies so it is difficult to list every task that is expected of a Personal Assistant.

After a period of familiarisation with the duties, you will be required to assist me with the following tasks, sometimes without close supervision. The post holder will therefore need to be able to work on their own initiative whilst at the same time be respectful of my wishes.

You do not have to be strong to do the job well but general good health is important.

The job requires providing assistance with the following:


Personal assistance
Assistance with getting in and out of bed
· Dressing and doing hair
· Assistance to get in and out of the shower, support with drying, and getting dressed.
· Feeding
· To assist in applying cream to feet.
· To put on splint and boots.
· C atheter care (training will be given)
· Assistance with stoma – emptying and changing - experience preferred
General household duties
To include bed making, dusting and vacuuming, put out washing and do ironing.
· Clean the kitchen and bathroom
· Take rubbish out.
· To get breakfast out and to get tables out.
· Some meal preparation and cooking .
Other duties
To take prescription to GP, collect it, and take to Chemist and collect tablets etc.
· To take to GP appointments, hospital appointments at York District Leeds Infirmary and Chapel Allerton . (can take 3-4 hours)
· To take to hairdressers – The lady can drive the car there, but requires assistance to get in and out the shop.
· To go the supermarket– she can get into the car and drive there but needs someone to go round the supermarket, load the car and return home and put the shopping away.
· A car driver is required if the employer is unable to drive due to her health.
· Any other duties that may be required.
Personal Qualities I am looking for a Personal Assistant who is friendly and approachable with a good sense of humour. They must be reliable, trustworthy and punctual. It is important that an employee is aware of and sensitive to my needs. As a Personal Assistant is required to work one-to one, it is important that the employer and employee maintain an open and honest relationship.

Hours – 2 PA’s required for an average of 11 hours each per week

Alternate weeks

F irst week Monday (1st PA) and Thursday (2 nd PA)- 8am – 6pm

Second week . Monday (1st PA) and Thursday (2 nd PA) 8am – 4.30 pm plus

Saturday(1 st or 2 nd PA) 8am -11.30 am and

Sunday (1 st or 2 nd PA) 8am – 11.30am

Flexiblity in times will be required at times to be able to support this lady to health appointments. E xtra hours will be required on other days to cover for holidays/sickness by mutual agreement.

Wages - £ 7 per hour (£8 weekends) plus 5.6 weeks holiday.


This position is exempt under The Equality Act 2010

* Genuine Occupational Qualification


Post applied for: Personal Assistant Ref: UFIN01

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