Salary/Rate: £9.11 – £9.51/hour plus additional sleep in allowance
Location: Margate, Kent
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 5th June 2019
Two part time Personal Assistants are required to support a 19 year old student with physical disability.
This young man will be commencing a course at Canterbury college in September 2019 and will be living close by in student accommodation. He is engaging and sociable and requires support to further develop his independence and allow him to enjoy student life to the full. He enjoys films and music as well as Xbox. He will need support in undertaking some college assignments.
He needs help with all aspects of personal care and uses a powered wheelchair. You may need to assist with simple physiotherapy.
There will be a rota managed by East Kent Mencap and PAs will be required to sleep-in regularly in a private room with bathroom facilities. Hours will vary and may include occasional support through the night. You will not be required in the hours when he is attending college which is for approximately three days per week. He will travel home by train for the majority of weekends.
Successful applicants will need to either hold an NVQ 3 or be prepared to undertake one, be flexible, prepared to develop a supportive and enabling relationship and enjoy supporting this young man in social situations.
In return East Kent Mencap will offer thorough training, supervision and support as well as generous holiday and sickness schemes and pension. Further work opportunities will also be offered for non-term time periods to ensure continuity of employment.
Please be advised that the closing date for this opportunity is Wednesday 5th June 2019 and that candidates selected for interview will be contacted after this time.
If you would like to join our expanding team then please send your CV and covering letter to Alison Fengas.
Being a disability confident employer, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be offered an interview in every circumstance.