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Female Personal Assistant ref. HS/LP

Plymouth PL2

  • Part time
  • 2022-07-13
  • £10.00 a hour
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 140622-33895

I’m a Mother living in the PL2 area of Plymouth. I’m looking for a Personal Assistant/s who is able to support me with household duties, access to the community and support with daily tasks for my children. Full Clean driving licence & own car is preferred or may consider non driver in a job share role if you have access to reliable transport. Please note we have one small friendly dog.

I’m looking for applicants that match these qualities: caring personality, enjoys helping, empathy, organised, good sense of humour, self motivated, trustworthy, multitask, physically fit & patient, especially with cognitive symptoms and ideally willing to learn more about management of medical conditions to support myself & children.

After a probation period, training courses are available, no charge to the Personal Assistant.

Benefits inc: Holiday pay, PA insurance, free on job training available, mileage allowance negotiable, access to carers discounts

Hours: Average 16 hrs flexible p/w or on job share between 2 or 3

Duties and Responsibilities:

If job share same duties/skills not necessarily required by all PA’s

●       Light cooking and cleaning duties

●       To prepare and cook occasional meals for children

●       Personal care, at present minor assistance needed such as support with washing hair & more if having a flare-up inc. dressing, help to move

●       Support out in the community, this includes supporting activities with my children.

●       Prompting Medication etc

●       Typing/computer skills, keeping up with emails

●       Support with online food shop

●       Occasional shopping

●       Support making phone calls, organising paperwork, supporting in attending appointments and meetings, using Google Calendar etc

●       Assisting with isometric physio

●       I’m unable to stand for long as exacerbates symptoms, so outdoors would usually require a manual or powered wheelchair which has assistant control available

●       Any other reasonable task to allow the service user to live independently


Essential requirements:

●       Enhanced DBS required. Cost met by employer.

●       References from previous employers

●       Excellent English skills (verbal and written)

●       Legally entitled to work in the U.K

●       Full/clean driving licence if driving as part of job

●       Understanding of confidentiality including confidentiality online.

●       Happy to use smartphone apps/tech to improve employer’s care needs/communication


Desirable requirements:

●       Experience in health & social care, NVQ 3 in Health and Social Care. Or working towards the qualification

●       Computer Literate, eg good knowledge of Google drive, Microsoft Office or similar

●       Trained in isometric physiotherapy

●       Interest in nutrition due to dietary requirements

●       Experience in either neurological, chronic fatigue, connective tissue disorders or spinal conditions, a similar condition is MS

●       General good health

●       Enjoys baking

●       An interest in arts, crafts and photography, employer would like support to start these hobbies again, digital art/photography being the most accessible.

●       Likes: musical theatre, films and boats. Potential for support on days out and short breaks if you’re available.

To Apply:

Please quote the job reference: HS/LP in your application.

As part of our Information Advice and Guidance Service Enham Trust supports disabled people to employ their own staff. This vacancy is not a role within Enham Trust but an excellent opportunity to work directly for one of our customers.

The above posts complies with section 7 (2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

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Job category

Care / support worker, Enabler, One-to-one support, Personal Assistant


Enham Trust

Type of organisation



Health and social care

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