Personal Care Assistant – Ref. SB/FM

Job Reference: SB/FM

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Plymouth PL5

Hours: 1.5 hours per week

Hourly Rate: £7.85

Closing Date: Friday 31st August 2018

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

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. 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.

Job overview

A Personal Care Assistant is required to support a male service user in the PL5 area of Plymouth with various daily living tasks including 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 preparation, 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. The applicant must have a sense of humour, be 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

2 x 45 minute evening shifts and holiday cover (variable and flexible).

Main duties

  • Personal care and prompting with medication
  • Provide support 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 UK

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To apply please email your CV with the job reference to [email protected]