Job ref: HJ/BC | Permanent | Swindon SN3 | Hourly Rate: £10.50 per hour | Closing date: 31/03/2020

Our client is looking to recruit a Personal Assistant to support them to undertake various tasks at home and in the community. This is a lone working role. The role is permanent, subject to ongoing funding and successful complexion of a 6-month probation period.

Pay rate: £10.50 per hour.
Holiday: 5.6 weeks per annum pro rata (including bank holidays).

24 hours; Monday to Friday, different timings for various activities.
Monday 9:30am -3:30 pm - Gym
Tuesday 3:00pm – 6:00pm – Swimming
Wednesday 9:30am-3:30pm- Gym
Thursday 9:30am– 3:30pm- Swimming
Friday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm- Swimming
Subject to change to be agreed with the client.

General Duties:
• Support client with all aspects of personal care.
• To support the client to make and maintain relationships in their groups.
• Attend local activities in the community, such as attending physio/ gym and swimming once and or twice a week.
• Support site seeing, train watching, taking the bus, visiting the theatre.
• Support to attend other activities the client takes interest in.
• Support the client to engage in the activities arranged with them.

Essential skills and experience:
Experience in a similar role.
Knowledge and experience of supporting an individual with a disability.
Manual handling is essential.
Must be able to drive.
Fit and confident swimmer.
Be able to put the wheelchair in and out of the car.
Friendly, approachable, engaging, creative and takes the initiative.
Person centred practice.
References needed (check the form).

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 Plymouth.

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.