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Female Personal Assistant

Please note: Personal Assistant
(Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, PART 1 Applies)

Job Reference: SUN13700JK6

Expiry Date: 5th March 2024

Location: Sunderland, North East
Hourly Rate of pay: £12.45 per hour
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 10 hours per week in Holidays (13 weeks per year)

When you are Required

Specific days/times required:
• Monday,
• Tuesday,
• Wednesday,
• Thursday,
• Friday,
• Saturday,
• Sunday,
Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.

About the Employer

The employer is mum to a young girl who has a diagnosis of autism and learning disabilities. The client is non-verbal and can get frustrated in not being able to communicate her wants/needs which can present with challenging behaviour. This can include hitting herself, screaming and running. She has no sense of danger and relies on an adult to keep her safe at all times. Applicants must feel able to manage this. She wears a pad for toileting so applicants must be comfortable with personal care duties and changing her. Places : My daughter enjoys visiting trampoline parks (jump 360 specifically), inflataspace in Newcastle, the ball pool at the Alan shearer Centre and most of all swimming at haven point with her current PA. She also enjoys McDonald’s for lunch after these activities. My daughter requires 1:1 supervision at all times and relies on an adult to keep her safe. She has lots of energy and if in crisis will run so the successful applicant should feel able to 'keep up with her' in order to keep her safe. I'd like the PA to take my daughter to the places mentioned above where she feels comfortable while a bond is formed. Once a bond is formed and my daughter feels safe with her PA, and the PA has experience of my daughter, I'm more than happy for the PA to then start trying other places.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Cognitive / Learning • Invisible

The employer's hobbies and interests:
• Alan Shearer Centre- sensory centre• Being outdoors and staying active• Swimming and trampolining

Other relevant information

About the Role

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and/or prompt with personal care. This may include toileting, showering/bathing, getting in and out of bed, getting dressed.
• Support to get to and from school/work/college/social activities.
• Support and/or prompt the individual to access sporting and leisure activities.
• Assist and encourage socialisation, participating in activities.
• Promote and encourage friendships and independence.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.

The individuals needs may vary from day to day and your tasks may reflect this. You could be required to perform other duties as reasonably required.

You have a responsibility as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident. You are to ensure the safety of the individual at all times.

Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure (costs will be covered).

Transport Requirement

Car driver and car owner – must have business insurance.

Required Skills

• Be honest, reliable, trustworthy and punctual.• Maintain confidentiality and respect privacy, including the prohibited use of social media in relation to the job role.
• To be able to work on own initiative.
• To be able to follow instructions accurately.
• Be patient, supportive and caring.
• Have good listening skills and be able to provide non-judgemental emotional support.
• Be empathetic.
• Previous experience in childcare/special needs is essential.
• Flexibility would be an advantage as the hours may be variable.
• Be self-motivated with a willingness to get involved.
• Have a lively personality.

The employer is looking for a kind, caring and friendly PA who is sympathetic to children with disabilities and special needs. Someone who can provide support, stimulation, and social interaction. It would be preferred that the PA has experience of

Does this position interest you?

This advert may close before the stated date if sufficient applications are received.

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