Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal Assistant/Support Worker/Carer/Enabler JS914 Location: Bordon / Hourly rate: £10 / Reference: JS914 Summary A young and energetic family in Bordon with two children is looking for the support of a personal assistant to help care for their 6 year old son. He loves to have fun but also needs consistent care for his complex physical needs. He is non-verbal but communicates well with body language so would require a flexible person who would get to know him well. • He has complex physical difficulties and is non-verbal but he has a good level of understanding and he loves to have fun. • The successful applicant will be fun and enjoy their time with the family as well as providing care. • The right applicant will need to manage personal care, dressing and feeding and ideally have experience of using equipment including hoists, wheelchairs and PEG feeding. However, training can be given. Other Requirements Must be happy to work in a smoking environment All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTo support me to live independently by assisting with day to day duties. Typical duties Personal Care: Washing and bathing/showering Social: To generally have fun with the young boy and keep him entertained and to access fun activities. The successful applicant will be fun and enjoy their time with my son as well as care for him. As he is non- verbal the applicant should be prepared to take time to understand his body language and meet his needs.Important skills and attributes: be reliable and consistent and be prepared to be flexible to fit in with the needs of a young family. Be respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeBe Hygienic, tidy minded and well organisedBe, Patience, creative and possess excellent interpersonal skillsBe Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standardAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & SafetyPrevious experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.be prepared to undertake training this could be given by parent although there would be an opportunity for the right candidate to undertake professional development training.