Job Ref: OW/MA | Permanent | Basingstoke RG21 | Pay Rate £10.20ph | Closing Date: Ongoing

Personal Care Assistant
Hours Required: 8 Hours a week - Flexible days and times with core to be agreed to suit both parties.
Hourly Rate: £12.46 Self Employed. £10.20 Employed

Job Overview:
To provide support and develop further independence with home, health and social care needs that will vary from week to week. Activities may include the following:
• Checking client has opened post as provide support for any follow up required
• Monitoring and assisting with any medication required
• Providing transport and assistance with any medical or hospital appointments
• Helping client to develop skills and confidence in managing household chores, cooking, laundry, and general organisation, and prompting for good personal hygiene
• Supporting any social or sporting activities
• Facilitating travel in the UK and possibly/occasionally abroad

Client Biography:
Young male adult in his mid twenties born very prematurely and recently diagnosed with Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome.
The client has recently experienced very poor mental health and is rebuilding his life to manage this condition with support from the local EIP and adult social care.
He has a desire for complete independence and enjoys, travel, writing, cooking, current affairs, walking and going to the gym.
Whilst he is part of a large family and enjoys their company, he would like to develop his own friendship group, but finds this challenging.
He is easy going and eager to please, but is quite determined and strong minded when something is important to him.

Essential Criteria:
• Similar age band or someone who the client can relate to
• Ability to communicate, clearly, precisely, and repetitively on occasion to ensure understanding.
• Experience of supporting a person with managed acute mental health together with elements of learning difficulty
• The ability to see beyond the surface and patiently nurture the building of confidence and capability required for independent living.

Type of experience required:
An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring service (DBS) will be required the cost will be met by the employer
Length of experience required: Minimum of 2 years working with a similar client
Full Driving Licence: Essential. Use of Own Car: Essential
Language: Clear spoken English

To Apply:
PLEASE INCLUDE JOB REF OW/MA IN APPLICATION
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.