Please Quote Ref: CX484
Location: HU6 area of Hull
Rate of pay: £10.42 per hour
Hours: 20hrs per week in school holidays only, consisting of 10 hrs per week during school holidays for each of two boys.
Days: To be negotiated with Mum.
Vacancies: 2 vacancies – 1 PA per child preferred.
Further information: A Personal Assistant is required to support an 9yr old and an 11yr old boy to access social and leisure activities within the community.
The 9yr old is nonverbal and is very much fun to be around, he loves bugs and the outdoors, he likes parks and loves airplanes. He can go to the toilet on his own when at home, but if it’s outside the family home mum is not sure if he would be confident about going by himself. He does have a lamp talker, but it would be desirable, but not essential to have someone that knows signing using Makaton.
The 11yr old loves wooded areas, but he would need to be wearing a wrist strap outside as he easily becomes distracted and will wander off. He will need to be supervised at all times, and if he wants to go off, will set off at speed. He is quite complex, he talks with no sense, but can ask for things like a drink and when he needs to go to the toilet. He can go to the toilet independently, but would need to be supervised anywhere where there are taps as he loves water and will turn taps on.
The successful applicant will be active, positive, confident and extremely supportive. You will promote the two boys independent living and life skills. Your main focus will be to support them to engage with social activities.
Offers of employment will be subject to a satisfactory 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 an 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 more than 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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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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