Please Quote Ref: CX590
Location: HU5 area of Hull
Rate of pay: £10.42 per hour
Hours: 10hrs per week during term time, 3.55pm to 7.15pm three evenings a week. 12hrs per week during school holidays to be negotiated.
Days: To be negotiated
Further information: A Personal Assistant (PA) is required to support a 10year old boy in the HU5 area of Hull.
The PA will be required to work flexibly to assist and support this boy to access social activities in the local community and to increase his independence skills.
He enjoys biking, skateboarding, scootering, going to the park or for an ice cream. He also loves lorries and likes to go out lorry spotting. Currently, due to his anxiety, he usually won’t go out with other adults unless mum or dad are there, but this is something the family hope to build up to him being able to do. Local parks/skateparks or scootering/biking round the block would be outings we hope he could engage in with a PA. Possibly lorry spotting, depending on circumstances.
He does not need support with personal care. Keeping him engaged in his interests and often just having 1 to 1 adult attention helps to keep him emotionally regulated. If he starts to become emotionally dysregulated, he will need support to regulate his emotions and behaviour and to keep himself safe. If he becomes emotionally dysregulated his behaviour may be challenging, but his parents will guide the successful applicant in how to approach this behaviour.
The PA will need to be patient and understanding of this boy’s needs. Experience of working with looked after/previously looked after children and knowledge/experience of attachment difficulties, developmental trauma, FASD, PDA/ASD, ADHD, would be useful, but is not essential.
A car driver with access to their own transport would be preferred.
The successful applicant will be prepared to have a DBS check.
“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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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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