Please Quote Ref: CX700
Location: HU9 area of Hull
Rate of pay: £10.42 per hour
Hours: 8hrs per week during school holidays only
Days: To be negotiated with employer
Further information: A Personal Assistant (PA) is required to support a 14yr old young man in the HU9 area of Hull. The family are hoping for someone who can give him real life experiences take him places and introduce him to activities and social settings appropriate for him and to generally leave the house.
He has a great sense of humour and likes jokes. He likes to make a funny video once he is comfortable with a person. He likes video games and gaming, he likes watching video online. He likes theme parks and rides but also can struggle in the environment. He likes to play The Way of Cinnamon and bowling (will cheat to win).
The PA will be required to support the young man to access activities of his choice within the community. He has no awareness of danger, either in person or on-line, so the PA will be required to keep him safe. He is very anxious and a lot of the time will not speak or will only say small sentences to the people he is comfortable with. He will definitely need someone to advocate for him in new situations.
He requires support with all aspects of personal care, but will not initially be comfortable with a stranger supporting him with personal care, but as supporting him to go out of the home to experience activities in the community are a major part of this job, the PA may need to support him to access the toilet.
A car driver with access to their own vehicle would be preferred.
The successful applicant will be employed subject to a DBS check which will be paid for by the Local Authority.
“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/)