Personal Assistant/Key Worker
Job Title: Personal Assistant/Key Worker
Location: Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent
Day/Times: Saturday or Sunday
Hours: 3 hours per week 1:1
Rate of pay: £9.15 per hour (Mileage to be discussed prior to each trip and payable on the day of activity)
Purpose of the Job
To support an 8-year-old female who is diagnosed with epilepsy and global developmental delay. She needs support and prompts with her daily routines to help promote her independence.
The support will be for accessing social activities and the community. The young person can display disruptive and challenging behaviours and requires constant support, supervision, and observation.
Experience of supporting people and young children with challenging behaviours, and complex needs is preferred for this role. The Key Worker/Personal Assistant will always need to be vigilant to provide her with a safe and supported environment and she must always be supervised closely as she is a flight risk, has no sense or awareness of danger, and is extremely vulnerable. There always needs to be consistency and structure in their support for this person.
Likes – She loves the outdoors. She is happy going to parks or play areas. She also likes garden centres or places where there are lots of flowers. She likes art.
Dislikes – Crowds, or crowded places, and loud noises.
Personal Assistant Specification
The family would like to employ a PA/Key Worker with similar interests or are confidently able to facilitate these activities.
Experience of supporting people of all ages, especially children and young adults, who display challenging, physical, and disruptive behaviours is preferred.
Experience and understanding of complex need and how this will impact on family dynamics.
Experience or an understanding of working with non-verbal or limited verbal communication techniques such as MAKATON or Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) for example.
You must be able to demonstrate an ability to re-direct challenging and disruptive behaviour to a more positive outcome.
The PA’s must have a good sense of humour, be patient and of an outgoing disposition.
A car driver with a clean driving licence is preferred.
You must be honest, trustworthy, and reliable, and must always respect the family’s privacy, and be able to work without supervision.
You must be enthusiastic, flexible, and with a caring disposition.
You must be consistent and structured in your approach.
You will be employed by a family member and will be accountable to them in all aspects of your work. You will need to follow directions and requests and have a confident approach to your role.
- To support with accessing appropriate leisure and social activities, inside or outside the home.
- The PA must be willing to support with being transported to and from local community and leisure facilities.
- To promote and prompt her independence and support her in her daily routines.
- Support her with understanding the risks and dangers out in the community and to keep her safe always.
- Always supervise her closely at an activity to reduce his vulnerability to danger and risk of flight.
- Support of 1:1 to leave the home in event of an emergency if required.
- To provide a safe, supported, and a happy low risk environment always whilst providing the support she requires.
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.
Appropriate training opportunities may be 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”