Young woman with physical disability seeks a Personal Assistant (PA) to assist her with all aspects of her daily life. Duties include:
Assistance with Personal Care
Assistance with Household Duties eg.Cooking,Cleaning
Driving (woman owns own transport)
Accompaniment to social/work related events.
Travel abroad and within Ireland. (Occasional and by agreement.)
Hours of Work
Maximum of 23 hours per week. Minimum of 14 hours per week.
Shifts are usually on a Friday (5 hours) Saturday (9 hours) and every second Sunday (9 hours).
Saturday and Sunday shifts are both two shifts in one day.
4.5 hours each with a break of 3 hours break between shifts.
Candidates must be willing to work both shifts on a Saturday or a Sunday.
On weeks where candidates don’t work on a Sunday, they will work 14 hours per week.
Times of shifts may occasionally change but will never change without adequate notice.
Will be asked to cover Annual/Sick Leave when required.
Full clean European/Irish Driving Licence.
Willingness to drive often.
Flexibility is a must in this role. The aim is to facilitate the life of a person with a disability to do that which they need or want to do, so tasks will not always be the same.
The successful candidate will work within the persons home a lot. However, shifts will not always begin or end in the home. For example, the person may be required to meet the young woman in the city centre to begin a shift.
Good command of spoken English is required.
An understanding of Disability as an Equality issue and not a medical condition is essential.
Must have an open and friendly nature.
Must be willing and able to take instructions.
Other Details Pay Rate is €14.23 to 15.82 per hour. (Depending on Fetac Level 5 qualification) Full training will be provided. The successful candidate will be employed by the Irish Wheelchair Association. However the Disabled Woman will act as a line manager on a day to day basis. Fetac Level 5 qualification in a relevant field is desirable but not essential. If interested please send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday July 4th 5pm. Garda vetting will apply.
General Info Date Entered/Updated 16th May, 2022 Region Dublin 3 Expiry Date 4th Jul, 2022