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Personal Care Assistant

Groby, Leicester, UK

Ref E116 KC

Job Type:

Permanent

Working Hours:

16-20 hours-a-week

Working Pattern:

To be arranged with employer

Rate of Pay:

£13.00 per hour

Job Profile

Mosaic 1898 Direct Payments Support Service are assisting a family to recruit a PA to support a young child living with Cerebral Palsy. Training will be provided.

The position is for 16-20 hours per week to be worked in agreement between yourself and the employer.

It will be expected that the PA will provide care and support, including personal, social and domestic duties, whilst adhering to the individual’s care and support plan.

The aim of the position is to enable the individual to remain safe in his own home, ensuring a good quality of life is maintained. In view of the individual’s non-verbal communication and reduced cognitive capacity, it is very important that the PA encourages them to engage with everyday life in ways that facilitate their abilities and needs.

Person Specification

It is essential that the PA, has experience in care, has a current full UK driving licence with access to their own vehicle; speaks fluent English and has flexibility regarding the hours of support required.

A caring and patient approach is more important than experience.

You will be reliable and trustworthy with the commitment to accept responsibility. You will be comfortable to work on your own and as part of team, and with initiative, if necessary. You will always be diligent and conscientious.

You will meet the job’s physical requirements (e.g. moving & handling)

Communication skills: You must be able to communicate effectively.

Empathy and Compassion: Due to the individuals limited communication skills, understanding and empathising is an important skill and is vital to this PA role.

Patience: it is vital that you utilise patience and take time to understand the individuals body language and varying cues for support.

Flexibility: health needs can change, and routines may need to alter, therefore, you will need to be flexible regarding shift patterns.

Organisation and Time keeping: Time management is essential as routine is very important, especially regarding medication and feeding. The PA would be expected to arrive to shift on time and if there is a delay, the individual/parents are to be notified as soon as possible.

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