Personal Assistant required to support and assist a young man with cerebral palsy from birth. Employer needs full assistance using hoist for all transfers.

You will be employed 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 a variety of 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.

The job involves moving and assisting/use of a hoist etc. 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 Tasks

  • Assistance getting in and out of bed
  • Assistance with showering / bathing
  • Assistance with toileting
  • Assistance with dressing and undressing
  • Assistance with brushing hair and teeth
  • Assistance with eating and drinking
  • Application of medication (creams on face, body)
  • Ordering and intake of medication

Domestic Tasks

  • Preparing and cooking food
  • Washing dishes and general cleaning of kitchen
  • Laundry and ironing
  • General cleaning and tidying of house
  • Assistance with shopping
  • Assistance with all aspect of house work
  • Assistance to look after my pet, taking out for walk

 Social Tasks

  • Help to go to pubs, cinema, theatre with or without friends
  • Continues accompaniment while going out, has no sense of direction
  • Assistance to visit radio Lollipop at Sick kids hospital
  • Assistance with going out to coach Joppa United Football team
  • Extensive assistance with managing finances
  • Assistance when going out for a walk
  • Shopping for pleasure
  • Assistance with correspondence – phone calls / letter writing
  • Assistance with other leisure activities e.g. board-games, music, reading

Other Tasks

  • Assistance to maintain upkeep of equipment e.g. wheelchairs, shower seat, track & hoist, floor hoist for bedroom, transfer to sofa etc.
  • Assistance with gardening
  • Assistance with driving
  • Any other reasonable task

To apply for this position please email Colin Rose on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.