The Job Description

This is a detailed job description for the Personal Assistant role. Do not be intimidated by it! It looks more on paper; the tasks are usual everyday activities shared by the team.

 

GENERAL

  1. To enable the Employer to carry out any chosen activity, whether inside or outside his home, by carrying out any other requests he may reasonably make;

  2. To respect the Employer’s privacy and maintain confidentiality at all times regarding his personal life, home and documents relating to his work;

  3. To handle the Employer’s belongings with care and only use the telephone, TV, radio etc. with consent;

  4. To be a strong communicator in the English language;

  5. To follow instruction and take the initiative;

  6. To be trustworthy, caring, reliable and have a good sense of humour;

  7. To have excellent personal grooming and a smart appearance;

  8. To arrive for shifts on time and let the Employer know in advance of any lateness;

  9. To swiftly inform the Employer of any potential absence; 

  10. To complete all tasks with reasonable haste, without rushing or hurting the Employer;

  11. To provide appropriate companionship to the Employer; and

  12. To work within a team of personal assistants to complete the following tasks.

PERSONAL CARE

  1. To assist the Employer with getting in and out of bed;

  2. To aid the Employer with washing, bathing and grooming;

  3. To help the Employer ensure that he his adequately dry;

  4. To apply any such creams the Employer requests;

  5. To dress/undress the Employer in/out of clothing of his choosing;

  6. To enable the Employer to brush his teeth;

  7. To brush/groom the Employer’s hair into his preferred style;

  8. To support the Employer to use the toilet or urine bottle, including cleaning his penis and/or anus;

  9. To facilitate the administration of the Employer’s medicine when he desires;

  10. To support the Employer to clean his piercings and tattoos when requested; and 

  11. To carry out all other reasonable request the Employer makes in relation to his personal care.

FOOD PREPARATION

  1. To cook meals requested by the Employer;

  2. To prepare meals, snacks and drinks as requested by the Employer;

  3. To clean the kitchen surfaces before and after food preparation;

  4. To adhere to safe food preparation, including washing hands at appropriate times and frequency; and

  5. To carry out all other reasonable request the Employer makes in relation to food preparation.

HOME MANAGEMENT

  1. To assist the Employer to ensure safety in his home;

  2. To support the Employer to move around in his home;

  3. To enable the Employer to access items in and around his home;

  4. To help the Employer to organise his papers;

  5. To return all items to their rightful place after use;

  6. To carry out minor adjustments on the Employer’s wheelchair;

  7. To make the Employer’s bedding daily and upon request;

  8. To change the Employer’s bedding at least weekly and upon request; 

  9. To make sure the Employer’s laundry is cleaned at appropriate intervals;

  10. To clean, dry and put away the Employer’s pots, dishes, cups and cooking facilities;

  11. To clean daily the kitchen surfaces and equipment;

  12. To frequently clean all living room surfaces, including walls, TVs, cabinets, tables, doors, windows and radiators;

  13. To regularly clean bathroom surfaces, including walls, sides, sink, toilet, shelves, mirrors and radiators;

  14. To ensure the cleanliness of the bedroom and hall;

  15. To mop the floor when necessary; and

  16. To carry out all other reasonable request the Employer makes in relation to home management.

ACCESSING THE COMMUNITY

  1. To assist the Employer to buy items from the shop, where necessary;

  2. To help the Employer to access his gym, where necessary;

  3. To aid the Employer to go to interviews, where necessary;

  4. To accompany the Employer at events, where necessary;

  5. To support the Employer to attend football practice and games, where necessary;

  6. To enable the Employer to go to appointments, where necessary; 

  7. To remember that you are helping the Employer in the community rather than representing him; 

  8. To act respectfully, professionally and appropriately when with the Employer; and

  9. To carry out all other reasonable request the Employer makes in relation to accessing the community.

RIO, THE EMPLOYER’S CAT

  1. To respect the fact you are in Rio’s home and be gentle with him;

  2. To ensure that Rio has sufficient food and drink at all times;

  3. To assist the Employer to provide Rio with treats; 

  4. To clean his eating area when necessary;

  5. To aid the Employer to groom and/or administrate Rio’s medicines; 

  6. To make sure Rio’s litter tray is clean;

  7. To assist the Employer to take Rio to the vet when necessary; and

  8. To carry out all other reasonable request the Employer makes in relation to caring for Rio.