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Personal Care Assistant - BL/LK

Job reference BL/LK
Location Southampton SO15
Hourly rate £8 - £12
Closing Date Friday 20th April 2018

To apply please email a CV to recruitmentdp@enhamtrust.org.uk

As part of our Information Advice and Guidance Service we support disabled people to employ their own staff as Personal Assistants. This vacancy is not a role within Enham Trust but an excellent opportunity to work directly for one of our customers.

Friendly, good humoured physically disabled guy (34) living in my own home in Southampton looking for a one-to-one carer(s) to join my team of 24-hour care staff. I am looking for friendly, reliable and a trustworthy individual to provide assistance with all aspects of daily life: showering, dressing, cooking, cleaning, etc.; someone with the can-do attitude to handle all kinds of day-to-day situations encountered by a disabled person, with a careful concern for my safety, comfort and dignity.

No previous experience required, just a positive attitude/enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and a degree of physical fitness. You will be trained specifically to attend to all my needs.

Good sense of humour essential.

Applicants should have a full, clean UK driving license to drive my wheelchair accessible car, to accompany me on outings, to appointments, the supermarket, to visit friends and family, etc. Currently looking for one full time or two, part time people to cover on average three 12-hour shifts per week.

You will be expected to take your share of weekend work, but you will have alternate weekends off. You will have regular shifts on a 2-week rota prepared about 8 weeks in advance. There will be overtime available to cover sickness and holiday.

Rates of pay: £8.44/hour weekdays, £12.03/hour weekends.

You will be employed directly by me, subject to references and DBS check.

Must be entitled to work in the UK and be fluent in spoken and written English.

If you are thinking of applying, here is a message from one of the team:

“Do you currently work in care? Are you frustrated by never having enough time or the right equipment and lack of the training you really need? I used to feel like that but I took the plunge and now look after one young man who lives at home. I work as part of a fantastic team to provide 24-hour care. I know the thought of being with one person for a 12-hour shift can be daunting, but the time will whizz by.

While Ed is a bit shy when you first meet him, as you get to know him he you will find he is a very intelligent and funny.  He always makes me laugh during my shift.

You will be given excellent training tailored to meet his needs, and will not be expected to do anything on your own until both you and he feel confident. Throughout the training and when it is completed you will be supported by a great team.

Vacancies to work here do not come up often so if this is something you are considering you have nothing to lose by filling in an application and coming along for a chat.  I did just that 4 years ago and it was one of my best ever decisions.”

 

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