Personal Assistant/Key Worker

Job Reference
PER521667(#2TD/NT)
Salary Description
9.15 per hour
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
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Job Title: Personal Care Assistant

Location: Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent

Day/Times: As and when required with notice but preferred times are 11am – 3pm weekends.

Hours: As and when required with notice

Rate of pay: £9.15 per hour (Mileage to be discussed prior to each trip and payable privately on the day of activity)

 

Purpose of the Job:

I am a young boy living with my mother in Tunstall area of Stoke-on-Trent. I have a diagnosis of Autism and Global Development Delay and as a result have severe learning difficulties and I am none verbal which are associated with my condition. I have problems eating and drinking and will only eat/ drink via a Paediasure. My dexterity skills are poor and I can be quite aggressive and display self-harming behaviours. I require support with every aspect of my life, my mother is my main carer and is not able to have a break. I require a Personal assistant to support me in accessing the community which in turn will give my mother short breaks from her caring role to me.

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 is preferred, but not essential as full training will be provided.

 

Supervision:

My personal assistant is accountable to my mum Indra in all aspects of their work. They should always ask what my needs are and listen to my directions and requests.

 

Main Duties

To provide me with assistance so that I can access the community to complete activities of interest which in turn allows my parents to obtain short break respite

To provide support in meeting my toileting needs

To provide support with my fluid and dietary requirements

To ensure I am safe while away from my mother

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.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure which will be funded through your employer.

 

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