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Personal Assistants

Summary
This is an external vacancy and is not employed with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
SalaryText
Term Entry
Permanent
Type Hours
Full Time (32 hours per week)
Days
Flexible rota
Address
Closing date
Job closes on 29 August
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Direct Payments
Recruiter
Direct Payments reference: 311394
Job reference
Job reference: EXTN001689
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Description

The job itself

A 35 year old gentleman, living in Burstwick, requires 2 Personal Assistants to support for 32 hours per week on a rota basis. Days of work would be Tues, Wed, Sat and Sun – 6 - 6.5 hours per day. Every MONDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 1 - 1.5hours per day – therefore a workplace rota would be in place for alternate weekends between 2 workers.

The gentleman has a diagnosis of learning disability, autism, epilepsy, dyspraxia and oral dyspraxia.

The gentleman enjoys activities such as: football, especially Hull City and England, swimming, has an interest in emergency services and visiting museums & displays, a keen YouTube quizzer, Harry Potter fan and enjoys musical shows and all types of live music.

Duties include:

  1. Domestic support around the home: bedding, laundry, cleaning, especially the toilet and bathroom and tidying the home, hoovering, and to ensure a clean and tidy habitable home. Gentleman requires physical assistance to ensure this is completed to an acceptable level. He requires a high level of verbal prompts and encouragement to keep on the task.
  2. Due to job share - additional hours will be worked to cover periods such as holidays and sickness.
  3. A mobility car is available – therefore a car driver is essential to support with days out.
  4. Support gentleman to: Prepare/organise shopping lists, meal planning, food shopping, food, and stock rotation, infection control, domestic kitchen tasks and cooking. Guidance and supervision will be always required in the kitchen to support him to prepare himself a nutritious meal and in making a hot drink for himself to reduce the risk of injury.
  5. Social activities, days out within the community that are of interest and meaningful for gentleman.
  6. Personal care and hygiene will involve prompts, guidance, and encouragement with bathing / shaving, showering and oral health. Worker should supervise the gentleman whilst he is using bathroom facilities to ensure safety due to epilepsy. If going out into the community it is suggested that spare clothing be taken as a precaution to unforeseen toileting needs. To prompt cleanliness after toileting to prevent developing any sore areas and to maintain skin integrity and keeping him free from odours.
  7. Dressing /undressing - the gentleman requires prompting and guidance to dress appropriately in clothes that are clean, free from stains to promote his personal grooming and to be well presented.
  8. Prompts required with medication – administration of medication not required.

Applicants need to be flexible, honest, hardworking, and caring. We are seeking care workers who are sensitive to and able to positively manage and respond to the needs of gentleman. The candidate must be able to use their own initiative whilst also ensuring that an environment for maximising independence is maintained. The candidate must be able to be sensitive to the needs of the individual, promoting privacy and dignity. The successful applicant will have an understanding nature and be supportive and patient with the ability to manage situations and vulnerabilities.

The candidate should be enthusiastic, resourceful, and proactive and have a good sense of humour. Effective communication is essential therefore the candidate must be thoughtful and considerate in their communication and actions. Candidates must be able to motivate, encourage and be influential if needed to support gentleman with developing his independence, living and life skills.

It is essential that the candidate has a genuine interest in building and maintaining a positive relationship, providing care and support, and engaging in activities that are of interest and meaningful for the individual in the home and in the community and in maximising independence.

DBS/Reference checks will be required for this post – Cost to be met by the local authority.

Once completed, please email your application to direct.payment.support.team@eastriding.gov.uk and please quote 311394 in the subject box of the e-mail.
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Direct Payments

The Direct Payments Support Service is an in-house service provided by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The service promotes independent choice and inclusion, allowing our service users to employ their own care and support as needed. We support many individuals with varying abilities, assisting with advertising and recruitment for a range of roles including support workers, carers and personal assistants.

Hours/Shifts

If it is possible and in-line with meeting business requirements, we will consider splitting the post/hours between individuals where individuals cannot fully commit to all hours stated in the advert. If this is the case applicants should specify on their application form which of the given hours (days/times etc) they wish to be considered for.

Travel

Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.

DBS/Medical check

This post is subject to medical and enhanced DBS clearance.

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