Job Title: Personal Assistants

Location:             Crawley

Hourly rate:         £11.20

Reference:              JL6443

Hours/shifts: 3 permanent hours a week, preferably on a Saturday or Sunday with more hours available

Summary

  • I am a 13 year old boy with disabilities. I live at home with my mum and dad. We speak Arabic most of the time. I like trips out such as going to the park, supermarket, swimming & playing in the mud. I require PAs who will keep me occupied and supervise me at all times. I require 2:1 care therefore you will always be working with either a member of my family or another PA. I need to be pushed in my wheelchair most of the time when outdoors. The work may involve taking me on outings/activities in a car, for which mileage will be paid.

 Other Requirements

         

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: 

General assistance with skin care (after meals for example)

Assistance to use the toilet and helping me stay clean on occasions

Assistance with dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings on occasions.

Assistance with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting me to get changed in swimming pool/gym.

Assistance with getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')

Assistance at mealtimes e.g. cutting up food and prompting me to eat

Physiotherapy exercises on occasions

Social:   

  • Accompanying and supervising me on trips to shops / supermarket.
  • Accompanying and supervising me when accessing social and leisure activities, e.g. to going to the swimming pool or park
  • Accompanying and supervising me on occasional longer journeys such as going to the beach.
  • The above duties will involve driving me in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing me when out. 
  • Whilst on duty in my home watching TV, playing with me and keeping me occupied.
  • Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good time-keeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
  • Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety

Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.