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Male Personal Assistant

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

Job Reference: LIN15530AH3

Expiry Date: 2nd April 2024

Location: Lincoln LN2, East Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £11.44
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 7

When you are Required

Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.

About the Employer

Family looking for support for a young man who has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair dependent. He is hoisted for all transfers. He has been diagnosed with epilepsy but has not had a seizure for over 3 years and is not currently taking any medication other than baclofen to help with his movement/posture. He uses assistive technology to communicate. He is a chatty young man who wants to be a millionaire when he is older and drive a Bugatti.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions

Other relevant information
• The individual has allergies. G6PD (glucose deficiency).

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.
• 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 caring experience is not essential, however you should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a disability/illness to achieve their goals.
• Previous experience in childcare/special needs is essential.
• Have a lively personality.

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.
Epilepsy. Training will be provided by the employer.
Peg Feed. PA must already hold relevant qualification.

Does this position interest you?

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

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