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Male Personal Assistant (Weekends and School Holidays)

Location: Whitnash/Leamington Spa, Midlands Rate of Pay: £11.00 per hour

Hours per Week: 8 hours per week (4 hours a week initially during school holidays, additional 4 hours at weekends will later become available)

Job Reference: JKRN Expires: 29th June 2018

Male Personal Assistant (SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT SECTION 7 (2) (B) (ii) APPLIES)

About the Employer

To provide support in creating positive friendships and the development of social, independent and life skills.

No personal care involved but enabler must be mindful of whereabouts and safety of young person at all times.

Happy and bubbly 11 year old male with a real zest for life requires a male personal assistant. This young man is visually impaired, has Alstom Syndrome with severe development delays. However, this does not stop this young man enjoying football, swimming, bowling, pool and numerous board games. This young man loves exploring local attractions especially if it involves going on a bus. This young man is very talkative and enjoys engaging in long conversations.

Ongoing training programme will be sourced as and when required.


Summary of Duties

To provide support with personal care/toileting needs.

To ensure young man’s safety at all times.

To support with chopping up of food  eating and drinking.

Encourage self- advocacy whenever possible and help the child in his attempts to communicate his wishes and desires.

If needs be, if the young person is unable to articulate for himself, in a sensitive and reassuring way be prepared to speak up for him, promoting his known views and preferences.

Regular physical activities are required.

Able to research new activities and places to explore including sport venues, churches, museums etc.

Support young man in the community, as young man is visually impaired he will need to be supported by linking arms to guide past obstructions.

Able to complete time sheets.

You have a duty as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You must record all the details in the accident book. You have a duty to report defects and/or hazards which may give rise to an accident.


The Person They Are Looking For

Reliable and trustworthy male.

Punctuality is important.

Bubbly, energetic and outgoing and enjoys sports.

Understanding of I.T and gadgets.

Driver preferred you must have or be prepared to have business class insurance on your car.

Experience preferred.

You will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

Flexible and innovative approach to working.

Experience of working with children preferred but not essential.

Experience of organizing and providing support to access activities.

Knowledge of the dynamics and impact of supporting a young person with additional needs.

An understanding of health and safety requirements in providing support with children.

Evidence of the ability to build and develop supportive relationships with children and maintaining professional boundaries.

Understanding of and willingness to undertake training.

Ability to build effective relationships, showing sensitivity for others’ viewpoints and valuing diversity.

Evidence of the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, including the ability to listen actively and match communication to the needs of the child.

Evidence of the ability to take responsibility for own actions and behaviour being able to reflect on previous experiences to improve own practice.

Evidence of the ability to be calm and resilient whilst under pressure and to remain positive, optimistic and persistent.

Understanding the importance of seeking guidance and support when required.


The Times Required

Times required: 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

Days required: usually on a Saturday with some flexibility with remaining hours.


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