Personal Assistants wanted to assist a woman with a disability to live an Independent life (8 / 10 hours a week)

Personal Assistants wanted to assist a woman with a disability to live an Independent life

Hours: 8 /10 hours a week (2/3 Positions available)

Location: Greystones Co Wicklow

Salary: €12.50 (Basic) per hour €14 Sunday rate

Background: I’m 66, with a physical disability neuro muscular disorder a wheelchair user and partially deaf I am an accomplished artist having won book design awards and have had several art exhibitions and would like to continue a life through art using the medium of photography painting and writing. I lead a very independent life. I am looking for a committed person to assist me with my daily living needs. Work is generally routine most tasks are well defined, but can have considerable variation; some phases of the work are less well defined and may require ability to work on own initiative. I enjoy nature and have a dog It would be fantastic to have a personal assistant who also has an interest in arts and nature.

Overall Purpose of the job:

To enable me to achieve maximum independence in my daily living, by providing assistance in all areas of personal and domestic need, and by acting as a support in the social and day-to- day activities. By having assistance at the right time I am, enabled to lead an individual and independent lifestyle. An understanding of the Independent Living Model/Social Model of Disability is important in this role as a Personal Assistant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Physically assisting with preparation of cooking meals...
  • Light General domestic duties, ironing washing and hovering cleaning the kitchen floor bathroom shopping etc.
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Driving to meetings and events as required Assistance with such tasks as taking notes on my behalf at such meetings and events etc.
  • Physically assisting with any other tasks that I may require to undertake. For example: writing letters filling out forms keeping accurate records receipts book keeping with guidance etc. from me.
  • Physically assisting with packing for holidays or conferences etc.
  • Accompany me at Social Activities attending theater shoes concert conferences events etc.
  • An Interest in the arts painting photography writing and love of nature an advantage

This position may suit some who has the following

  • An understanding of disability and the Independent Living movement / Social model of disability
  • Ability to be pay close attention to detail and follow instruction
  • Fluency in English essential both verbal and written
  • Trustworthiness – aware of the importance of confidentiality (respect privacy),
  • Patience, sense of humor and positive thinking would be a distinct advantage
  • Ability to think outside of the box
  • Some evening, antisocial and weekend hours will be required
  • Clean driving license and a competent driver
  • An Interest in the arts painting photography writing and advantage

Qualities/Requirements

  • FETAC Level 5 in Social Care or caring industry or equivalent experience
  • Manual handling experience / qualification essential
  • Must be available to attend mandatory training sessions as required
  • Flexible

Please note this position is subject to successful Garda Vetting.

If interested please email CV cover letter references and any certificate gained to mary@theatnetwork.com

Closing Date January 25th 2019 at 5pm

Region: 

Greystones, Co Wicklow

Expiry date: 

25/01/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

29/11/18