I work for 2 separate employers as a Personal Assistant. Both employers are kind, sympathetic, appreciative and flexible. I have never been asked to do anything I haven't felt comfortable with.
The jobs are very different but both involve supporting an individual person with accessing the community, keeping safe, eating and drinking, socialising, conversation and ensuring they are happy and engaged.
The pay is reasonable for the type of work, there is very little stress, I work 4-5 hours twice a week during the day, Monday to Friday. The hours and days are mutually agreed with the employer. I also get very decent holiday pay and expenses.
I am very happy in these two jobs as I get on well with the employers and the 2 people I support.
Both people live within 5 miles of my home and each time I meet up with them it is different, so I enjoy the variety of the experiences.
I am well supported by the local Advisor who has always responded promptly when I or my employers have had any problems. He's been very kind and sympathetic and has sorted lots of minor things out for us.
I would like to do more of this type of work as it is rewarding and fun and the relationships I have with the people is friendly and easy going. I would recommend this type of work as it not something you take home with you and worry about.
Lovely people, reasonable wages, well supported, fun and fulfilling
I would like to do more of this type of work, but there is not much about in the rural area where I live.