Job Reference: CSRH Expires: 27th July 2018
I am a 34 year old gentleman with learning disabilities and some physical disabilities and I need some support with a variety of tasks to assist me to live an independent and fulfilling life. I currently live with family in a family environment
I am looking to recruit two PA’s to cover the week between you. You will also need to cover each other’s Annual Leave and/or sickness
Hours and number of hours are negotiable/variable with some flexibility required There are 33 hours per week available to be shared between 2 PA’s.
Assisting with personal care needs in a dignified way
Accessing health care appointments as required
To support me in participating in family life
To support me within my capabilities to engage in domestic duties at home
To assist me to travel to my place of work twice a week in your own vehicle
To assist me to engage in social activities and any therapeutic activity of my choice – this might be at weekends/evenings and may be on public transport
To help me to maintain my mental health and wellbeing paying regard to my personal development
This is not an exhaustive list, other similar/reasonable tasks I may need as agreed by myself and my family
Car owner/driver needed, business petrol expenses will be paid
You have a responsibility as an Employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately.
You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident.
To be energetic as I like a variety of activity and my mobility is better on some days rather than others and you will need to keep up with/assist me as needed
To be consistent with boundaries whilst still being friendly
To be patient with me and go at my pace
To have a desire to improve my life
To appropriately manage challenging behaviour
A willingness to engage in the activities alongside me – (such as being in the swimming pool with me but you do not need to be able to swim, I attend a non-swimming exercise class)
To have your own vehicle to take me to work/activities with class 1 business insurance
An understanding of learning disabilities highly desirable
To have an easy going personality.
Be honest, reliable and trustworthy
Able to work flexibly and follow instructions
To be willing to change your hours on occasion to meet my social needs.
Good sense of humour
You will also need to respect my privacy and have an understanding of confidentiality in all areas of your work
Must like dogs as we have a family pet
Ability to use basic BSL or Makaton an advantage
Enhanced DBS required
33 hours per week (shared)
07.00 – 22.30
Monday-Sunday – week to be shared/split between several PA’s