Personal Care Assistant - SB/FM

Job reference SB/FM
Contract type Permanent
Location Plymouth PL5
Hours 12 hours per week
Hourly rate £7.85
Closing Date Tuesday 31st July 2018

To apply please email a CV to

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.

Personal care assistant required to support a male service user in the PL5 area of Plymouth with various daily living tasks' social and recreational activities. Kayaking experience would be desirable as support with kayaking will be required, however full training will be provided. Duties will include personal care, support with laundry, cleaning, meal preperation, attending to two dogs, taking medication and shopping. Support will also be required to support the client to access the wider community, attending trips away and camping.

An ability to motivate is essential but this must be coupled with an understanding of when the employer is unable to carry out such tasks. Must have a sense of humour, a good listener, have good conversation skills and must like dogs. An understanding of mental health and physical disabilities is desirable in order to best support the client to live independently. Hours will be 10 per week and must be worked flexibily and variable as there is a requirement to work additional hours and cover holiday and sickness. The core hours will be 1 hour 15 minute visits in the mornings and 45 minutes in the evening. All remaining hours will vary (TBC at interview).

Times are flexible to be agreed but similar pattern to the following:

Monday 10 to 11.15 and 6 to 6.45
Wednesday 10 to 11.15 and 6 to 6.45
Thursday 9 to 10.15 and 6 to 6.45
Friday 10 to 11.15 and 6 to 6.45
Saturday 11 to 12.15 and 6 to 6.45
Sunday 11 to 12.15 and 6 to 6.45

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Personal care and prompting with medication.
  • Enabling to attend appointments (locally and also in London when required) and access the community
  • Supporting to access Kayaking, camping trips and other leisure activities.
  • Support with household duties and helping clean dog waste from the garden.
  • Any other reasonable task to allow the service user to live independently.

Essential requirements:

  • Must like dogs
  • Enhanced DBS required. Cost met by employer
  • Legally entitled to work in the U.K.

The above posts complies with section 7 (2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. 

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