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Personal Assistant/s (PA) for a young child in Lanchester area

Job details
Posting date: 12 June 2022
Salary: £10.5 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 12 July 2022
Location: DH7 0EJ
Company: UKCIL
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: e026f1aa

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Personal Assistant/s (PA) for a young child in Lanchester area
UKCIL Job reference: e026f1aa

Personal Assistant/s (Medical Care)

Permanent position/s – negotiable hours per week

Salary - £10.50 per hour

Based in the Lanchester area, this rewarding role involves working closely with our 6 year old within and outside of their own home. Duties and requirements will be to assist with a mixture of personal and medical care, and attendance at social activities, and school. While this role involves some quite complex medical and personal care, applicants should be aware that the service users are children first, who love to have fun. An NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care and/or experience in working with children who have complex disabilities and health needs is desirable, although this could be negotiable for the right candidate. The service user is an AAC communication user and previous experience of supporting an AAC user would be an advantage. A full, clean driving licence is essential due to the rural location and applicants will require their own transport. Due to the child’s health needs, a non-smoker is preferred.

Daily work will be around the employer's home, accompanying the service user to school, and out and about in the community, The hours of work will usually include days but are not limited to Monday-Friday 07:30 – 17:15 (Term Time Only). Some flexibility with working times/number of hours may be required to cover sickness and staff holidays upon request. We are currently looking to fill vacancies to cover a total of 48.75 hours per week over 5 days Monday to Friday. Successful candidates will be very reliable, will be required to be able to work both independently as well as part of a team working closely with other carers and parents, possess good time keeping skills and initiative, as well as being fit enough to perform tasks that involve moving and handling, personal and medical care. Successful candidates must be willing to undertake advanced training in tracheostomy and gastrostomy care, as well as any other training relevant to the role of Personal Assistant. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required, expense to be met by the employer.

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