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Personal Assistant/Care Worker

POW486527(AW)
Hourly rate
Permanent
15 / per week - Part-Time

ABOUT ME

I am a young lady living at home with my parents in Guilsfield. I have profound learning difficulties and I am autistic. At times this can make my behaviour very challenging. I also have some physical and visual problems, but I do love to have a lot of fun!

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To enable me to lead as normal a life as possible, safely. To help me develop my learning, skills and broaden my horizons. To also help me in participating and enjoying activities with my Personal Assistants. I need support to keep my environment clean and safe.

Although I currently live with my parents, there is a plan in the future that I will live independently in my own home with 24 hour support. If this is the case, overnight work would also be available.

HOURS OF WORK

Contracted hours of an average 15 per week. This would be a permanent post with guaranteed hours.

Week 1 20 hours

Week 2 10 hours

This will be in the form of 10 hour shifts, working 2-1 with another member of the team, 10am – 6pm, but being flexible with these hours would be desirable on occasions.

It is anticipated that the working days will be a Thursday every week plus a Friday every other week, though, again this may be flexible, by mutual agreement.

There will also be opportunities to work extra hours on Saturdays/Sundays potentially also maybe providing 24 hour support, which can be discussed further at interview. Understandably, this does not suit everybody, so please don’t think that this is essential when applying for the advertised permanent core hours. We would still like to see your application!

 

RATE OF PAY

Start rate £8.75 rising to £9.45 per hour, after successful completion of a 3 month probationary period

 

TASKS AND DUTIES

  • All personal care needs including intimate care
  • Keeping me safe as I have no awareness of danger
  • Helping me with daily living skills
  • Supporting and supervising me both at home and out in the community
  • Supporting me to attend medical appointments
  • assisting me to participate in activities such as swimming, horse riding and anything else that may interest me
  • Cooking and preparation of meals
  • Housework
  • Laundry
  • Helping me play outside
  • Any other reasonable task or duty.

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Dependable and arrives on time
  • Responsible open and honest
  • Respects the privacy and confidentiality of working in someone else's home
  • A good sense of humour is essential
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Outgoing, energetic and likes to have fun
  • Calm but confident, with lots of patience
  • Lively, happy and genuinely caring
  • Willing to learn and adapt as I develop
  • A person that will respect my individuality and also that of other members of the team and family
  • Must be physically fit
  • Available to cover at very short notice
  • A team player
  • Use of your own car (or intention to have such in the future) to take me out. Car insurance must include business use. Mileage will be paid, subject to prior agreement and limits
  • Ability to cope and respond appropriately to severe challenging behaviour (training provided)
  • A person who has a strong and sound character, who is observant and proactive

ABOUT THE JOB

You will expected to work in partnership with other members of the team as 2:1 support is required.

Hours will be reported on timesheets and wages will be paid in arrears on a four weekly basis.

You must be willing and flexible and work additional shifts in order to cover other staff holidays/sickness etc.

You will receive appropriate paid holiday and you will be expected to plan and book holidays well in advance.

A trial period of 3 months will be necessary in the first instance.

 

A Note from PeoplePlus:

 

If you are interested in this job, please register your interest to ILSPApowys@peopleplus.co.uk or telephone 0330 1232815, requesting contact from a Powys Advisor re the job vacancy.

 

Quote reference; POW486527(AW)

 

You will then be requested to complete an application form which will be submitted to the employer.

 

Please note that this advert has been placed on behalf of one of our clients. Should your application be successful and you are offered the position, you will be directly employed by our client and not by PeoplePlus.