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Personal Assistant (NC)

Job Title: Personal Assistant/Support Worker 

Job Ref: MD/NC/10/17

Reporting to: Service User

Location:  Cradley Heath – Home of the employer and out and about in the community

Rate of Pay: £8.50 per hour

Nature of the job role: 

Two Personal Assistant/Support Workers required for a 58 year old man living in the Cradley Heath area of Sandwell.  The gentleman is a diabetic and has other health illnesses related to the diabetes.
Ideally the service user would like to job share the role to include duties:-

Post 1
No personal care required however prompting is necessary from time to time.
To support, assist and motivate the service user to complete household duties   
Note taking/support at meetings
Support the service user to attend appointments i.e GP/ hospital appointments.
Making sure the service user is taking medication and eating properly due to diabetes.
To assist the service user in promoting independence by supporting them in the community. 
Must be able to drive

Post 2
Must be able to drive/tow vehicles
Must be fit and healthy as possible lifting is required i.e wooden pallets.  Service user is involved in voluntary work creating garden furniture
Interested in football as you will need to assist the service user in attending home/away games for a local semi pro football club as the service user is the team physio.  Support with carrying physio equipment

Essential skills
Honesty and trust is important for the service user
Have a good sense of humour
Excellent communication skills
Be motivating and show encouragement at all times
Working in a safe way and explaining to the service user about any health and safety concerns

Hours of Work: Up to 28 hours per week (can be used flexible and job share preferred)

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.