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Become a Personal Assistant

A new role in social care is that of a personal
assistant, who works with someone to provide
whatever practical support they need to help them
live independently... Interested in becoming an Adult Social Care Personal Assistant?

Become a Shared Lives Carer

Being a Shared Lives carer is a rewarding and worthwhile experience. You have the chance of giving something while you gain the satisfaction from seeing a person develop through their relationship with you. Shared Lives carers come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences... Interested is becoming a Shared Lives Carer?

Personal Assistants Role


There are a whole range of duties that a Personal Assistant might undertake and these will be entirely dependent on the requirements and needs of the person employing them. As this role develops people will use Personal Assistant’s skills in very creative ways to meet their very own individual needs.

The role of the Personal Assistant may involve assisting in all areas of personal care and domestic need. They may need to act as a confidential escort, assistant and companion in a person’s social and day to day activities. They may be required to assist someone to participate in very active social activities or be required to give much more sedentary assistance. Whilst this list is not exhaustive here are some examples of the types of support a Personal Assistant might provide:
 

  • Cooking and cleaning
  • Support to gain confidence personally and socially
  • Help with personal care like washing or using the toilet
  • Driving or help with getting around
  • Medical tasks like giving injections or changing a catheter
  • Helping with shopping, gardening, banking or paying bills

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If you are interested in becoming a Personal Assistant please download the Expression of Interest Form and return it to Bury GEMS, Bury Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW.
PA Expression of Interest Form.doc

If you are interested in employing a Personal Assistant please download the Policies and Paperwork for employers of personal asssistants.
Policies and Paperwork for employers of PA (adobe PDF Format)

In addition you may like to register yourself on the North West PA Register.  
 http://www.adultsocialcarejobsbury.co.uk/Image/file/Promo%20poster%203(2).ppt

 

 





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