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Personal Assistant

Job Reference: 15856WARRB2

Expiry Date: 7th March 2024

Location: Long Lawford Rugby, West Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £12 + 45p mileage
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 3 hours weekday afternoons 12-3 pm however can be flexible to suit both parties
Applicants must be 18 years of age or over.

When you are Required

About the Employer

My son is young and happy boy and lives at home with myself and his two brothers. He has a very rare genetic condition called Leukodystrophy, retinol dystrophy and epilepsy. He is partially sighted and unable to walk or stand independently. He is open to learning and adapts well. He is a very happy boy with a big character. You would be reporting to me as your employer.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Mobility / Physical • Vision

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 the individual to take medication.
• Support and/or prompt to attend appointments as necessary, e.g. hospital/doctors.
• Support to get to and from school/work/college/social activities.
• Assist and encourage socialisation, participating in activities.
• Promote and encourage friendships and independence.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.

• Support on a one-to-one basis and encourage him to build his skills through play • Collect him from nursery • Support him to access suitable play • Take him to soft play areas • To do art and crafts with him at home such as arts/crafts, reading, >
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 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.

To mobility issues there will be moving, and handling involved. This will need to be done safely and kept to a minimum. You may need to provide personal care as he is still in nappies and to administer medication dependent of times.

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.

Does this position interest you?

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

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