Job Ref: JF/LP | Permanent | Plymouth PL9 | Pay RFate: £8.72ph | Closing Date: Ongoing

Female Personal Care Assistant

Job Reference: JF/LP
Location: Plymouth PL9
Pay: £8.72 per hr
Place of work: Clients home and in the community
Hours: 9 hours per week

Job Description:
The role is to personal assist and provide support to a young male adult on the autistic spectrum who has mental health problems, learning disabilities and other complex needs. You will work individually to support the client with their emotional needs and to help them to achieve their goals and live as independently as possible. The work will be in the client’s home as well as out in the community, so drivers licence and own car is essential. Social distancing will be maintained wherever possible. Days and times of work may vary weekly. It is a rewarding role that enables you to make a difference to the life of a vulnerable person in society. The successful applicant will demonstrate care, compassion and an understanding of the needs of someone who is autistic and who suffers with mental illness. The person will need to provide two satisfactory references. Enhanced DBS will be carried out. This is a varied and interesting role that would suit someone who would like to work in the social care sector.
COVID-19 considerations: We can offer face to face interviews where sanitisation and cleaning procedures are in place and a 2m distance is adhered to.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supporting the individual with social and physical activities
• Accompany the individual to appointments
• Helping them to get to work, college or University
• Supporting and encouraging with personal care, such as hygiene, appropriate clothing
• Supporting and encouraging with tasks around the house
• Supporting and encouraging with health related matters
• Occasional weekend work will be expected
• Social distancing will be maintained wherever possible

Essential Requirements:
• Legally entitled to work in the UK
• Cheerful and friendly
• Kindness, compassion, good communication and listening skills
• Flexibility and strong organisational and time management skills
• Non smoker
• Drivers licence with own reliable and clean car
• Good English and Numeracy skills
• Enhanced DBS required. Cost met by employer.
• 2 satisfactory references

Desirable Requirements:
• Understanding of autism
• Experience of mental health care work
• Passion for healthy eating and active lifestyle
• A social care qualification such as Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

To Apply:
PLEASE INCLUDE JOB REF JF/LP IN APPLICATION
To apply for this post, please submit your CV to the following: [email protected]

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. A right to work check will be undertaken before an any offer of employment. All vacancies may be subject to a DBS (formally CRB) check.