AX1309 / A personal assistant is required for 15 hours a week to provide personal and domestic assistance for a middle-aged gentleman who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Job Category: Adults
Job Location: HU5

Please quote reference: AX1309

Location: West Hull

Rate of pay: £10.42 per hour.

Hours: 15 (overnight)

Vacancies: 1

Further information:

A personal assistant (carer) is required for 15 hours a week to provide personal and domestic assistance for a middle-aged gentleman who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and resides in the HU5 area (West Hull).

Please note the gentleman uses an electric wheelchair, utilises a ceiling track hoist and has a wet room for showering et cetera.

The 15 hours make up one shift between 6 PM and 9 AM the next day and are required for a Wednesday night through to Thursday morning on a weekly basis (although this is negotiable); although other shifts may be available in the future; the duties involve (but this list is not exhaustive):

  • Putting the gentleman to bed;

  • On call to assist with comfort during the night;

  • Getting the gentleman ready in the morning;

  • Toiletry;

  • Dressing and washing; and

  • General household duties (shopping, cleaning, ironing, et cetera)

The gentleman in question has a good sense of humour and, amongst other things, likes to read and play chess, watch television, listen to music and other similar activities. However, please note, that the household is a smoking environment.

Applicants should also have a strongly developed sense of social justice in supporting the social inclusion of disabled people in their local community. In addition, they should be honest, reliable, and good at communicating, tolerant and non-judgemental and able to build good relationships based on trust and respect.

Applicants should quote the reference number. AX1309



How to apply


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Option 2: Complete a apply to be a PA and then email with your name and reference number of the job you wish to be out forward for.(you can apply for mor then one at a time)


Option 3:Please send a printed application to The Recruitment Team Choices and Rights Disability Coalition, The Centre for Independent Living, Jude Lodge, Tiverton Road, Bransholme, Hull HU7 4QS


Important Information


The above 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.


Applications will be forwarded to the disabled person or their representative, they will then choose which candidates they wish to interview. They may contact you directly or ask their support worker to contact you and arrange a suitable date for an interview to take place.


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Smoke Free Exemption


It should be noted that these post are covered by “The Smoke Free (Exemptions and Vehicles) Regulations 2007 and therefore “The smoke Free Premises and Enforcement Regulations 2006” do not apply to this post. The regulations allow for exception in private dwellings where the work being undertaken is solely to provide personal care for a person living in the dwelling or to assist with domestic work of the household in the dwelling.

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