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Personal Assistant/Key Worker/Care and Support Worker

£8.91 per hour
4 / per week - Part-Time
Hartshill ST4 ,

Job Description




Job Title: Personal Assistant (referred to as PA in job description) in the terms of a Key worker/Carer in the care sector

Location: Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent

Day/Times: 4 hours per week

Hours: 4 hours contracted/or as and when required per week. Daily times to be discussed and finalised with your employer.

Rate of pay: £8.91 per hour weekdays/weekends/bank holidays

Purpose of the Job

The role will be to support and provide support and encouragement for a young person with Downs Syndrome to access social and leisure activities of his choice. The young person is incontinent and non-verbal and has a special diet. The young person can present challenging behaviors and can become agitated in busy environments/public places if exposed to them for extended periods of time. These different abilities can mean he can be extremely vulnerable so the PA/Key Worker must provide a safe and supported environment always. You may be required to assist with personal care on occasion.


Personal Assistant Specification

The personal assistant must be honest, trustworthy, and reliable, must always respect privacy and maintain the cared for persons dignity.

The assistant must be enthusiastic and flexible with a patient and caring disposition. They must be able to work well independently.

It’s preferred that the PA comes to the role with knowledge and relevant experience of working with people with Downs Syndrome, and the health conditions previously mentioned, and ideally has some experience in the care sector on either a professional or personal level.

Experience of working with young people or adults who are non-verbal.

Experience of working with young people and adults who have a special dietary requirement.

A willingness to support with personal care tasks when required.

A friendly disposition and a positive outlook on life with a confident approach to all aspects of the role.

The personal assistant must be as flexible as possible with regards to meeting the requests for personal care and social support for the 4 hours required. These times will be mutually agreed between both parties wherever possible. The time and days may change around the needs and the busy life of the employer.

A clean driving license is an advantage but not essential, as is the use of a car.


The personal assistant is accountable to the employer in all aspects of their work. They should always ask what the needs are and listen to any directions and requests.

Main Duties

As a Personal Assistant/Key Worker you will be expected to carry out the following support and guidance -

  • To support the young person with accessing activities of his choice. These activities may include going for walks or playing ball or football in the park as well as playing on the slides or swings. The young person also likes swimming and painting.
  • To support with personal care whilst accessing his choice of activity.
  • The PA must be willing to support with being transported to and from local community and leisure facilities.
  • Support him with understanding the risks out in the community.
  • Support the young man with communicating and being understood.Support of 1 person to leave the home in event of an emergency if required.
  • To appropriately provide a safe, supported, and happy environment always.
  • To support with any other chosen activity or task, whether inside or outside the home, by carrying out any reasonable requests.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and a children’s safeguarding awareness course which will be funded through your employer.

Please forward your CV and ensure that you include details of any relevant experience.

You must be able to provide two suitable references.

Appropriate training opportunities maybe available.


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