I am looking for a personal assistant to help me with all activities of daily living (ADLs)
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I am a 52 year old man with cerebral palsy who uses a wheelchair to move about in the world.
I am a married professional who is very involved in my community.
Current Schedule available:
Monday 3:30 am to 7:30 am
Tuesday 5 am to noon and 5 pm to 9 pm
Wednesday 5 am to noon
What I need help with:
I need someone who can get me up in the morning, into my wheelchair (using an overhead lift) and assist me using the restroom, grooming, dressing, eating and getting me ready to face my very busy day, and also do the reverse in the evening. You will be doing light housekeeping (laundry, dishes, some cooking) as well as some general administrative tasks, typing, editing. Skills with Word, Powerpoint and Excel are desired, as well as good grammar and spelling. I will need to be driven in my accessible van to appointments, so a driver's license and good driving record is required.
Speaking and understanding English is necessary, as is the ability to follow directions given verbally.
There is no direct lifting (the ceiling lift does all the work!) but you will have to be able to reposition me in both sitting and laying down positions. You will occasionally be required to walk a distance of up to a mile. You will need to be able to bend, kneel, reach, grasp, push and pull approx 50 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation.
I have a small service dog (who basically runs our household) so you will have to both love dogs and respect the service dog relationship I have with her.
Previous experience is a plus but not required. We will train the right person. Ability to remember a routine, yet still be flexible when needs change is the key to being a successful assistant.
You must be dependable, on time, and communicate well and be able to come to work scent free.
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We look forward to hearing from you.