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

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Personal Assistants wanted

To assist a woman with a disability to live an Independent life

Location: Greystones Co Wicklow

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

Background: I’m 67, 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


  • 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 your CV cover letter and two references along with any certificate gained with references code G2Sep2020 to

Closing Date 5pm 30th September 2020.

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Date Entered/Updated
11th Sep, 2020
Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Expiry Date
30th Sep, 2020