Woodthorpe, Nottingham, East Midlands
Personal Assistant - REF: SOLOKHL
Permanent - Part time and Full time
Hi, I am a 42-year-old gentleman living in my own home, I have cerebral palsy and require support to live my life to the full and I am looking for caring individuals to join my current support team. The successful candidate will be required to assist me with all aspects of daily living including personal care, medication administration, meal preparation and emotional support. A key part of the role is to support me to access the community and attend activities.
I play Boccia every week and take part in competitions up and down the country. I also love going out with my partner, family and friends for meals and my PAs enable me to do this, including by playing Boccia with me. I also have two water Turtles which I need support to maintain; I love my Turtles and they hold a great deal of value to me.
The ideal candidates will be calm, patient, reliable, have innovative ideas (without overpowering me), be flexible, non-judgmental and able to follow instructions.
A full, UK manual driving license is essential. Applicants should be over the age of 25 for insurance purposes and feel comfortable driving a mobility adapted car.
The rate of pay is £11.00 per hour. Bank holidays are paid at time and half. Successful candidates will need to be available for a combination of shifts which will vary from 8 to 24 hours, including weekdays, weekends and sleeping nights. Successful candidates will also be required to provide bank cover for annual leave, sickness and flexibility is needed, with rotas being agreed in advance by my team leader.
Holidays: 5.6 weeks holiday is awarded per year as standard (pro rata for part time positions).
Employees are also able to join the Company Pension scheme after 3 months’ service, subject to the rules of the scheme, as well as our Cash Back Health Plan after completion of a successful probation period. Training: An excellent training package is available to ensure you are trained to the highest standards.
Working as part of the Solo Support Services organisation will also give you access to a supportive company who promote person centred practice.
If you are interested in applying please send a covering letter and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org please ring the office on: 0345 241 5565 to request an application form.
(The position is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974). Please be advised that decisions regarding applications and employment are made in conjunction with our client. Therefore, applications will be shared with them for consideration.