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Personal Assistant

Job Reference: SUN15869JK1

Expiry Date: 5th March 2024

Location: Sunderland, SR3, East Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £12.45
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 8

When you are Required

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

About the Employer

I am employer and mother to my 7 year old son. He resides at home with his father 2 siblings and myself in Sunderland. My son attends School Monday to Friday and we will be seeking a PA to provide social opportunities after a school day, some weekends and during holiday times.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Mobility / Physical • Cognitive / Learning • Mental Health • Invisible

Autism with limited verbal communication. The client has brittle bones and a range of disabilities which affects his mobility and he uses a wheelchair.

The employer's hobbies and interests:
• Visiting museums• Outdoors and going to the park and beach• Playing with toy figures and using his iPad.

Other relevant information
• The individual has allergies.

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 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 client wears nappies so the role involves personal care and help with cutting up food at meal times. Some knowledge of Makaton and PEC cards would be beneficial. >

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 essential.
• 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.
• Have a lively personality.

There will be a requirement to support with all aspects of personal care with moving and handling to assist in and out of a wheelchair The role is to offer companionship with a view to extending his support network.

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.

Does this position interest you?

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

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