Title: Personal Assistant / Support Worker
Location: Wigmore, Kent, ME8
Nearest Tube/Station: Rainham
Wage: Up to £13.00 Gross per Hour
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Experience supporting a client with a brain injury and using a track and ceiling hoist.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 30 hours contracted per week, 3 full days per week, shifts: 9.00am - 10.00pm. On-call Hours: 2.00pm – 5.00pm.
Family/Client Pets: Potentially getting a dog in the near future.
About this client/child:
Our client Lisa is a bubbly, energetic and lively 26-year-old who loves music, movies and going to the cinema and restaurants. Lisa has an active life and lives independently with the support from her team of Personal Assistants (PAs). Lisa has an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and as a result, is a wheelchair user. She takes an active role in her care, working in collaboration with her team; her PAs work alongside her to facilitate, empower and enable her to live life as she wishes.
Overview of role:
Your role as Personal Assistant will involve providing companionship and supporting Lisa with personal care, domestic and household tasks, shopping, attending appointments, events, activities, cooking and enhancing her independence at home and in the community.
There are 30 contracted hours per week. Rate of pay: Monday to Friday, £11.00, Saturday, £12.00, and Sunday £13.00. You will be paid £10.00 per 3 hours on-call and if Lisa calls you to assist her, you will receive the hourly rate in addition. Overtime is paid at time and a half. All rates quoted in gross.
Who this job would suit:
Previous experience supporting a client with an Acquired Brain Injury to live independently is essential. Lisa would like her Female* Personal Assistant to have good cooking skills as she is very excited to learn how to prepare and cook meals; this is a goal she has set herself. You must be a confident driver (automatic, adapted vehicle), have excellent communication and time-keeping skills, be reliable and self-motivated.
What’s great about this job:
This role is all about promoting Lisa’s independence, she is a great character who loves to laugh and live life to the full. You will have the opportunity to be part of a great team and make a real difference to Lisa’s life. It is a truly rewarding role.
Who is working with this client?
We are working in association with a case manager on this vacancy; they will be carrying out all recruitment, including shortlisting and interviewing. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to Snap Care sending your CV and contact details directly to our client for their consideration. Please see our website for more info on how Snap works with associated companies/clients.
Jade is recruiting for this role
or 020 7729 2200
Snap Care is committed to safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We are committed to equality of opportunity and recruitment/selection decisions are based only on individuals' ability to best do the job. *Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1, schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.