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Personal Assistant (HS) - External Vacancy - B62

Job Title: Personal Assistant 

Job Ref: VP/HS/03/22

Reporting to: Employer

Location: B62

Rate of Pay: £9.50

Main Duties:

We are looking for a creative and motivated person to work with a 9-year-old with a condition called Cerebral Palsy. The Personal Assistant and Advocate’s main role is to support him 5 hours per week accessing activities meaningful for him and put his needs first. He is delayed in his speech and can walk using a frame and self-propels his wheelchair himself.

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 he will feel comfortable and confident with to enjoy exploring new places, such as parks, swimming, riding his adapted bike & picnics.
Personal care including toileting.
Manual handling including transferring into his wheelchair or walking frame & fitting splints.
Assisting him to be independent wherever possible. Supporting and enabling, not doing for.
Enabling him to access meaningful activities every day; these include but are not limited to sensory exploration, communication sessions, music sessions and intensive interaction etc.
Ensuring that his personal care needs are priority at all times, including during activities. He should always have access to suitable facilities such as a changing places toilet

Person Specification - Education/Qualifications
No qualifications are essential as we employ on a values-based recruitment model.
It would be useful to have some training in the following:
Manual handling
Disability
Administering medication

Experience 
No experience is essential as we employ on a values-based recruitment model.
It would be useful to have some experience in the following:
Experience of working with individuals with high support needs.
Experience of undertaking personal care duties.

Skills and Abilities 
Ability to communicate confidently and sensitively with a variety of people.
Ability to advocate and represent the views/needs of child whenever appropriate.
Ability to be present in the moment and connect with child as part of meaningful communication.

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 his skills, particularly his 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.