CX198 / Personal Assistant / HU7 / £9.50 / 30-40 hours

The following vacancy is advertised directly by the disabled person/ representative who receives support from the Direct Payment Support Service. Successful applicants will be employed directly by the disabled person/representative not Choices and Rights. It is important to note Choices and Rights are acting on the employer’s behalf and we cannot be held responsible for any actions arising out of your employment.

Please quote Ref: CX198

Location: HU7

Rate of pay: £9.50 per hour

Hours: 30 to 40hrs per week – to be negotiated with employer.

To work 2 Sundays in a 4wk. To work 3pm/9pm 4xweekly, and 9am/3pm 1xweekly.

Vacancies: One

Further Information: A PA is required to support a 28years old, happy go lucky young man with Duchenes Muscular Dystrophy, who is totally dependent on support and requires a ventilator and oxygen and is peg fed. Like a lot of young men he doesn’t like to get up too early, so would like a PA to start around 10am to support him to get out of bed, washed and dressed; providing his personal care and physio.

The PA will be required to keep the young man’s bedroom clean and tidy and hopefully will have the same interests to engage with him. He enjoys his x-box and going to the cinema and likes going out which happens more during spring and summer months as the cold damp air impacts negatively on his breathing.

The PA will occasionally be required to work nights. The young man sometimes encounters problems using the ventilator which can keep him awake all night. If this happens over a long period of time, his mother who provides his usual night time support may require the PA to work a couple of nights to relieve her.

The young man’s mother will be prepared to provide training for the appropriate candidate in using the ventilator, suction and cough assistance machine. However experience in using this equipment would be advantageous.

Having a warm friendly disposition is a key requirement.

The successful applicant will be employed subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

The family have a mobility car and although not essential, it would be helpful if the PA held a full and clean driving licence so they could drive the young man to respite care out of town. It should be noted there will be requirement to work and assist with the walking and caring for this young man’s small breed dog.

Please quote reference CX198.

“Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure and Barring Service, the cost of which will be met by the local authority/employer.”



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