A+ A- 02476 511 611
Previous Page

Female Support Worker

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

Job Reference: 14537WARTS12

Expiry Date: 20th March 2024

Location: Stratford Upon Avon, West Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £13.47 per hour
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 4.5 hours per week but will can also be used in larger blocks of 8/12 hours
Applicants must be 18 years of age or over.

When you are Required

Varied, some weekends will be required especially during Term Time, and during school holidays weekdays required.
Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.

About the Employer

I am 18 years of age, I was born with CHARGE Syndrome, and I am deaf and only have peripheral sight in one eye. I have delayed global development; I am non-verbal and am fed via a Gastrostomy Tube. I can walk with assistance with your arms underneath my arm and have manual wheelchair which you would need to push and operate. If I am not happy, I make a certain grunting noise and might cry and push you away. I love to listen to music of any kind and enjoy hydrotherapy and the trampoline. I enjoy sensory activities, visual stimulation. I live with my parents and have older siblings

Hours varies some weekends will be required especially during Term Time, and during school holidays weekdays required. 

Averages 4.5 hours per week but will can also be used in larger blocks of 8/12 hours

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Mobility / Physical • Vision• Hearing

The employer's hobbies and interests:
• Music and visual stimulation, hydrotherapy and the trampoline

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 the individual to take medication.
• 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.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.

Only candidates aged 18 or over should apply for this position as you will be required to administer medication.

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 caring experience is not essential, however you should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a disability/illness to achieve their goals.
• 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.

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

First Aid. Training will be provided by the employer.
Peg Feed. Training will be provided by the employer.
Tracheostomy Care. 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.

PA Finder

Register as a personal assistant with PA Finder to let potential employers in your area know you're available.

Register now to see if PA Finder is operating near you.

Useful Links

More Useful Resources
If you require more information or support during your recruitment or employment as a personal assistant, the following organisations may be useful: