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Temp Live In Personal Care Assistant - EP/JW

Job reference EP/JW
Location Somerset TA10
Closing Date Thursday 31st May 2018

To apply please email a CV to recruitmentdp@enhamtrust.org.uk

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

Our client has a vacancy for a Personal Assistant to provide care support for a disabled 22-year-old woman whilst she is back home from university over the summer of 2018

Hours: Live-in ( 7 days per fortnight – Rota flexible)

Start Date: late May 2018 

End Date: late September 2018 

Location: Family home in Aller (near Langport) Somerset

Pay & Benefits

£770 per week worked plus an opportunity to earn additional money from Study Support budget

Free accommodation when on shift

5.6 weeks’ holiday pro rata

About Me

I’m 22 years old with a physical disability, Cerebral Palsy, which means I rely on a wheelchair. I’m currently studying Criminal Investigation with Psychology at Southampton Solent University and need PA / Carers during the summer whilst my regular PAs are away. 

I'm a bubbly, fun-loving person with a great sense of humour. I have a very supportive family and a good network of friends. This creates a relaxed, inclusive environment that all my previous PA's have really enjoyed working in. My interests include days / nights out, Harry Potter, Disney and I’m a keen dog lover. It’s important for me to stay fit and healthy and hence I enjoy swimming and going to the gym. This would make the work ideal for someone with similar interests.

About the Job

You will provide personal & social support. This role goes far beyond simply care work and includes all the fun things you’d expect a bright young woman in their early twenties to be doing, like going to see friends, going to parties, the cinema, going on holiday, playing a bit of sport and much more!

Required Skills

  • Full Clean UK Driving Licence as you will be driving our client’s adapted car and be

Weekly live-in rota: 7 days per fortnight (Flexible rota)

Previous PA's have often used the flexible working arrangements that come with the week on/week off set up to balance earning money with plenty of free time. The combination of this, with the knowledge that they are having a positive, daily impact on someone's life, and the relaxed, inclusive working environment makes this a unique and exciting opportunity.

Care experience is not required as full training in the client's particular requirements will be provided.

The client will be living with her parents in Somerset, where you will be provided with a PA room with en suite facilities.

Ideal Candidate

  • You will need to be patient and caring
  • Good organisational skills and being able to work on your own initiative
  • Have a good sense of humour
  • A mature and responsible attitude
  • Excellent hearing and communication skills

Please note you will be required to complete a DBS check – this will be covered by the employer.

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

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