Job Reference: ATSHS Expires: 23rd February 2018
I am a young woman with cerebral palsy who wishes to employ a Personal Assistant/Carer to join my friendly team in supporting me with my active life style and daily living tasks. I live in my own home and I need support to enable me to live as independently as possible and fulfill my aspirations.
My interests include creative writing, poetry, art, reading, socializing/days out and growing organic vegetables. I use eco-friendly cleaning products, recycle whatever the Council will recycle and compost any green waste.
I am based in Harbury village outside Leamington Spa. You will need a European driving licence as I have a mobility car.
Knowledge of Cerebral Palsy will be useful but not essential.
Training is provided so no previous care experience is required but you must be of a caring nature. The position will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Please note that Penderels Trust do not acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.
Penderels Trust is a support service for individuals living independently in the community and will therefore not be the employer. You are employed by the individual concerned.
Hours of Work
The ideal candidate will be adaptable and flexible with their working time and hours and be able to react to shift cover needs where other team members fall ill or are on annual leave.
There is a nice PA room in the house for sleeping, linen is provided, kitchen facilities to prepare and cook your own food, laptop and internet access, parking and paid annual leave entitlement. PA support and training provided.
Experience of working in the care sector is desirable but not necessary, as training can be provided.
Hold a European driving license, be a careful and conscientious driver.
Be team minded.
Be physically able and strong enough to support me, lift equipment, push my wheelchair and guide me in my electric wheelchair.
Be flexible, accepting that working hours will vary and occasionally.
Be willing to help where possible to cover for a shift in an emergency.
Reliable, punctual and take responsibility in all your tasks.
Be capable of taking instructions from me, my parents, my advocate and Lead PA/Administrator.
Be capable of using your time efficiently around the bungalow when I am not in need of personal support.
Be open-minded and interested in learning new skills and new ways of working.
Be honest and trustworthy in all your undertakings.
Be capable of confidentiality, privacy and respectful towards all team members.
Be well mannered and discreet.
Communicate with thoughtfulness and clarity and be a patient listener.
Learn to be aware of how my physical needs change and my energy levels fluctuate.
Have a positive and encouraging mind-set.
Enable me to be independent and respect my personal space.
Every other Wednesday: 9 AM - 17:30 PM
Every other Sunday: 9 AM - 17:30 PM
1 in 4 weeks Tuesday: 9 AM - 9 AM (24 hours shift)
Days required: Every other Wednesday & Sunday, 1 every 4 weeks Tuesday for a 24 hour shift.
Regarding the hourly rates of pay, you will earn £8.80 per hour on Wednesday and Sunday which will rise to £9.00 per hour after 6 months.
For Tuesday's 24 hour shift, you will be paid £78.00 on the night shift (17:30 PM - 9:00 AM) and then receive an hourly rate of £8.80 per hour for the day shift (9 AM - 17:30 PM). This will also rise to £9.00 per hour after 6 months.