Personal Assistant/Carer PER533563#2
Job Title: Personal Assistant (carer)
Location: Weston Coyney, ST3
Days: 3 hours support on a Saturday
Days/ Times: 2pm until 5pm or 11am until 2pm on a Saturday
(2:1 support required)
Hours: 3 hours per week
Rate of pay: £8.91
Purpose of the Job
The position is to support a 14-year-old boy on a 2:1 basis working alongside his existing Personal Assistant. He suffers from global, social and cognitive delay and has bi-lateral epilepsy which means he has tonic clonic seizures every 2 to 3 days and needs supervision at all times. His behaviour can be challenging, and he can display high levels of angry and aggressive behaviour in the home.
He enjoys being outside and particularly likes going to distribution centres so that he can watch the trucks and plane spotting.
The family would like 2 x personal assistants to provide 3 hours support on a 2:1 basis on a Saturday to take their son out so that they can spend some quality time with their other children and provide them with some respite.
Personal Assistant Specification
My assistant must be honest, trustworthy, and reliable, must respect my privacy and maintain my dignity at all times.
My assistant must be enthusiastic and flexible with a caring disposition. You must be able to work well independently.
Experience of working with people with Epilepsy and challenging behaviour beneficial but full training can be provided.
The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure which will be funded through your employer.
My personal assistant is accountable to me in all aspects of their work. They should always ask what my needs are and listen to my directions and requests.
To provide social support, ideally by taking the client out, alongside another personal assistant as 2:1 support is required at all times.
To provide constant supervision whilst working with client.
The main duties identified in the job description are examples of the expectations required; I may on occasions reasonably request additional activities to be undertaken inside or outside of the home.
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