Job Title: Personal Care Assistant

Location: Bognor Regis           

Hourly rate: £8.50 per hour       

Reference: DP5909            

Hours/shifts: School Holidays, 8am – 3pm 2 days a week, days are flexible.

Ability to cover other PA’s holiday and sickness

Summary

  • Personal Care Assistant required to provide care for my 9 year old son with a developmental age of 3 years old in his home and out and about in the community
  • Support is required with personal care and keeping him occupied during the day when mum is working
  • Experience of working with children with cerebral palsy is essential.

 

 

Other Requirements

  • UK driving licence desirable
  • access to own vehicle desirable

All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check

Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Description

Typical duties 

Personal Care:

Maintain the safety of my young son in our home and in the community; this involves constant supervision

Reassure him and comfort  him if he becomes anxious, upset or frustrated

Check and change nappies and encourage him to use toilet

Prepare and cook meals/snacks

Cut up his food and support him with feeding and drinking

Washing, bathing/showering, brushing teeth as required

Occasionally you may be required to give medication as directed by the employer

Ensure he uses his wheelchair safely and push if needed

Entertain, talk and read with, stimulate, play and interact with my son.

Have fun with him!

Encourage and support him to be independent where appropriate

Any other reasonable task

 

Social:   

Take my son to activities and participate fully e.g. swimming, playing football, cinema, bowling

Drive him in your car (you must have personal business insurance)

You will need to manage money on outings and keep all receipts to give to the employer

Any other task that is reasonable

 

 

 

 

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

Be able to learn and understand the disabled child’s needs and emotions

Be honest, cheerful, patient and caring

Be reliable, with excellent time keeping

Be able to respect privacy and confidentiality

Be able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative

Refrain from smoking while working

Be willing to be police checked (enhanced DBS).Please note that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining the position.

Be a driver with own vehicle and clean full UK licence (must have personal business insurance)

Be legally allowed to work in the UK

Have knowledge of Makaton and experience of working with non-verbal children

Experience of working with children with cerebral palsy is essential