Rate of pay: £10.42 per hour Hours: 16hrs per week plus possibility of additional occasional hours and cover for holidays.
Days: Varies Vacancies: 1.
Further information: A Relief Personal Assistant is required to support a fifty-one year old gentleman in the HU7 area of Hull. He has a large package of care and there maybe some regular hours available as he needs care seven days per week.
He has a wicked sense of humour, is fun to spend time with and loves to have a laugh and a joke. He values his independence and has been very active trying to improve things for his friends and neighbours and has been involved in residents’ consultation groups.
He has mobility issues and a sight impairment and uses a wheelchair to get around.
He needs a PA to support him to attend medical appointments, which may occasionally be out of town. He needs support with a range of personal care needs and with dressing appropriately due to his sight loss; he often jokes about the times he has ended up with his clothes on inside out or wearing mismatched shoes. He also needs support with meal preparation, maintaining a habitable home and attending social activities. He does have some personal care needs.
Someone with experience of care work would be preferred, but personality and attitude are more important than experience as training can be given. A car driver with access to their own transport would be preferred, but is not essential.
The successful applicant will be employed subject to a DBS check, the cost of which will be met by Hull City Council.
“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.”
How to apply
Option 1: Click apply button and upload a cv/cover letter.(**ON MOBILE VIEW IT IS AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF PAGE)
Option 2: Complete a apply to be a PA and then email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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Choices and Rights have received support from Hull City Council to produce a video showing three different examples of how disabled people can use direct payments. The video features stories of the different experiences of disabled people and their Personal Assistants (PAs) and was produced and edited by Mal Wlliamson. (https://malwilliamson.com/)