Personal Assistant / Support Worker | LE11 - Leicestershire

£13.00 - £15.00 Gross per Hour | £278.00 Gross per Shift - Support Worker
Ref: 1552 Date Posted: Thursday 02 Jan 2020
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£278.00 Gross per Shift. Full-time Personal Assistant (PA) required to join a care team providing 1:1 support to a 20-year-old parathlete at university. Permanent Contract.





Title: Personal Assistant / Support Worker | LE11
Location: Loughborough (University Halls) LE11 and St Neots (family home) PE19
Nearest Tube/Station: Leicester | St Neots
Wage: £13.00 Gross per Hour Weekdays | £15.00 Gross per Hour Weekends | £70.00 Gross per Sleeping Night (8 Hours) £278.00 Gross per 24 hour shift
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? On duty adapted vehicle, ability to drive both a manual and an automatic car as required.
Essential: Excellent written and verbal English. Ideally, be educated to minimum degree level or equivalent.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 24-hour shift starting at 6.30pm. Shifts will be different each week and will include weekend work. Additional hours available.
Family/Client Pets: Yes, a lizard!

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About this client/child:
Our client Paul is a 20-year-old physically disabled young man studying a degree Loughborough University. He is also a parathlete, training and competing in the England team. Paul enjoys spending time with his family, meeting up with friends, going clubbing and travelling abroad. During term time he lives in halls at Loughborough University and during the holidays with his family near St Neots in Cambridgeshire, so he is looking for PA who would be willing to commute when required.

Overview of the role:
As Paul’s Personal Assistant (PA), you’ll promote independence, facilitate and enable Paul to live his life as his wishes; supporting him with therapy/sports programmes, on-court sport assistance, training, study, socialising, interpreting, travelling and tending to all his care needs. Whilst on shift you'll work a mixture of days and sleeping nights. Paul sometimes requires assistance at night so needs to be able to call on his PA if he does.

Who this job would suit:
You’ll need to have excellent communication skills and you must speak English clearly as Paul requires support to communicate if others do not understand him. It is essential that you are interested in sports, energetic and have the ability to keep up with Paul’s busy lifestyle. You must be a non-smoker, confident driver and swimmer.

What’s great about this job:
Paul is at a very exciting time in his life and sports career, you’ll be part of a fantastic team.  References and enhanced DBS checks will be obtained. Interviews times to be mutually agreed.

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