Please Quote Ref: CX719
Location: HU9 area of Hull
Rate of pay: £10.42 per hour
Hours: 6hrs per week during school term, 12hrs per week in school holidays.
Days: Varies, to be negotiated with employer
Further information: A Personal Assistant (PA) is required to support a 15yrs old boy to access social and leisure activities within the community.
He is easy going, cheeky and a joy to be around, he doesn’t have tantrums or object to much, but when he doesn’t like something he will let you know with a sign for no and a shake of the head and nothing more. He enjoys spending time doing a variety of activities and is fun to spend time with. He is also a very affectionate boy who cares greatly for others and enjoys seeing other people happy and is always quick to offer a cuddle and a smile (he has the greatest infectious smile) when he thinks you need it.
He is a very happy lad, he enjoys having a laugh and joke and likes to have a bit of teasing banter. He is typical of a 15yo enjoying music (particularly Viking FM) and his gaming on the PS 5. He also enjoys watching sport on the TV as well as game shows. He also enjoys walks and the beach and going out bowling. He loves to get involved, but at times may watch for a bit before joining in if it’s something new.
He has a limited view of danger and limited balance so the successful candidate will need to ensure he is kept safe when out in the community and may need to support him when crossing the road or going up a ramp or steps. His parents assist with most personal care tasks, but he will need support to use the toilet when out in the community.
A Car driver would be preferred, but having the right personality, being relaxed, patient and easy to get along with is much more important.
The successful applicant will be employed subject to a DBS check.
Important Information: “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 email@example.com 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/)