Job ref: MP/PPH | Permanent | Overton RG25 | Pay Rate: £10 ph | Closing Date: Ongoing

Job Overview:
Female personal support Assistant for a 22 year old woman in Overton.

Pay Rate: £10 per hour.

Hours: 5 hours per week - flexible to suit both parties.

I am a creative and articulate young woman who currently attends a work training scheme for 1 ½ days per week at a café in Basingstoke. I enjoy art and craft work, cooking, going to the cinema, bowling, doing puzzles and board games.

I have cerebral palsy (hemiplegia) which restricts my movement and mobility on one side of my body and I sometimes use a wheelchair to get around. I also have epilepsy and you will need to be willing to have training to support me safely.

I would like a fun PA who has a good sense of humour and who preferably enjoys supporting me in craft activities. I need support to help me access the community to build on my independence and social life.

Ideally I want a PA who wants to have fun with me and to engage in activities with me that we can both enjoy.

Main Duties:
Be willing to help me with art and craft activities.
Help me with some personal care needs sometimes – such as taking me swimming and helping me change; and sometimes hair washing / help with getting in and out of bath.
Drive me to participate in activities such as swimming or shopping.
Help me gain independence skills.
Respect my families home environment.
Work with me and my Mother to ensure my needs are met.
Be willing to administer my emergency medication if required (very rare!)

Essential Requirements:
You must have a car and a driving licence.
Be willing to get to know me and my individual needs.
Have a warm and caring attitude.
Be friendly, fun and outgoing and able to think of activities to engage us both.
Be able to use their own initiative.
Be punctual, reliable and trustworthy.
Be tactful.
Be able to speak English clearly.
Adopt a person centred approach to their support.
Be able to work in an empowering manner.
Physically fit and healthy to be able to adequately assist me.

To Apply:
To apply for this post, please submit a CV, or letter providing your name, tel. number, address & email address, qualifications, employment history to date – including: name of employer, job title, employment start & end date - for up to past 10 years i.e. from 2010 to 2020 and a statement explaining why you are applying for this job.

Please email CV to [email protected]

If successful at interview an enhanced DBS check will take place. (Formerly CRB). Employment is dependent upon a satisfactory enhanced DBS certificate.
You must evidence that you have the right to work in the UK [A current passport showing that you are a British citizen, or that you have the right of abode in the United Kingdom. A document showing that you are a national of a European Economic Area country* or Switzerland].
All interviews will be conducted in the location of the client.

As part of our Information Advice and Guidance Service Enham Trust supports disabled people to employ their own staff. This vacancy is not a role within Enham Trust but an excellent opportunity to work directly for one of our customers.