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Personal Assistant (HH) - External Vacancy - B67

Job Title: Female Personal Assistant - RKF/HH/Jan 2024

Job Ref:  RKF/HH/Jan 2024

Reporting to: Employer

Location: B67

Rate of Pay: national minimum wage

Hours: 5 hrs from 3pm weekdays & weekends (flexible) 

Main Duties: Due to personal needs, we are looking for a female carer.

We are looking for a creative and motivated person to work with an autistic19-year-old with learning difficulties. The Personal Assistant and Advocate’s main role is to support her for 5 hours per week accessing activities meaningful for her and put her needs first. She is delayed in her speech, will often stutter therefore lots of patience is necessary. She has upper body tremors and some mild coordination issues.

This is a flexible role which can offer consistent weekly hours from 3pm weekdays & weekends, to suit both candidate and family.
We are looking for people who are interested in physical disability & communication processes.

Key Responsibilities 
To act as a safe person that she will feel comfortable and confident with to enjoy exploring new places, such as parks, swimming, shops, cafes, and the cinema
Personal care including toilet reminders. Assistance during certain times of the month
Assisting her to be independent wherever possible. Supporting and enabling, not doing for.
Enabling her to access meaningful activities every day; these include but are not limited to sensory exploration, communication sessions, music sessions and social interaction etc.

Person Specification - Education/Qualifications
No qualifications are essential. 
It would be useful to have some training in the following:
Disability + autistic.

No experience is essential as we employ on a values-based recruitment model.
Experience of working with individuals with high support needs.
Experience of undertaking personal care duties.

Values and Knowledge 
Commitment to equality and diversity and specifically to promoting access for and inclusion of people with disabilities.
Comfortable carrying out personal care tasks.
Commitment to further developing her skills, particularly her mobility & speech.

To apply for this role please send a CV or letter outlining your suitability for the role to PAvacancies@idealforall.co.uk – please quote job reference in your application.
Alternatively if you would like to discuss the role please call 0121 558 5555 option 1 and speak to a member of the Direct Payment Team.