Job Title: Personal Assistant
Employer: Directly employed by Matt
Tell me a bit about the sorts of things you do each day in your role?
I do various things within my role, which is supporting Matt with whatever he
needs. There are loads of things, including accompanying him and his lovely family away on day trips and weekend breaks. I support Matt when he goes shopping, with getting dressed and washing. Occasionally I help Matt with eating if he is physically tired, but usually he does this for himself. I have also had a new experience recently supporting him in his personal work environment.
What is the most rewarding thing about your role?
Being able to provide someone with the help they need. Making a genuine friend. Being able to broaden my perspective and educate myself further in regards to different people, and different needs. And as a result being able to improve the support and care Matt receives and he deserves.
What do you wish you had known about the role before you applied?
I was pretty well informed and educated on the expectations of the job. My mum has been a support worker for many years, and I am currently studying Health and Social Care at college. I have learnt a lot there, and in work placements. And of course Matt and his wife explained everything thoroughly during the interview.
What work aspirations do you now have?
As I have always been interested in the health and social care sector, I would like to progress to be a social worker or a teacher, remaining working around and supporting people. However I am remaining optimistic and hope to achieve in other related areas too.