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Female Personal Assistant

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

Job Reference: SHE14307EN2

Expiry Date: 28th March 2024

Location: Sheffield S8, Yorkshire
Hourly Rate of pay: £14.41
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 8 hours

When you are Required

Specific days/times required:
• Saturday, 11AM to 3PM
• Sunday, 11AM to 3PM
Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.

About the Employer

Female personal assistant wanted to assist a non-verbal and partially-sighted girl with Downs syndrome and autism in the S8 area of Sheffield with accessing the community. Knowledge of Makaton and sign-language is greatly preferred because this is how she communicates.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Mobility / Physical • Vision • Cognitive / Learning

Down Syndrome and Autism--non-verbal and partially sighted

The employer's hobbies and interests:
• IPad• Music• Light up toys

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 and/or prompt with cooking/meal preparation and eating meals/drinks.
• Support and/or prompt to attend appointments as necessary, e.g. hospital/doctors.
• Support and/or prompt the individual to access sporting and leisure activities.
• 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).

Lateral Flow Test Requirement

Due to the nature of the work you’re applying for, you may be required to take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) and upload the results online every day before you start work.

Transport Requirement

Car driver preferred but not essential.

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 work as part of a team.
• 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.
• Be able to work flexibly, adapting to the employers needs on a daily basis.
• Flexibility would be an advantage as the hours may be variable.
• Be self-motivated with a willingness to get involved.
• Have a lively personality.

Knowledge of Makaton and sign-language greatly preferred

Required Training
Successful candidates are required to undertake any training that is considered necessary and appropriate to the role.

Moving and Handling. Training will be provided by the employer.
Peg Feed. Training will be provided by the employer.

Does this position interest you?

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

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