Personal Assistant/Carer

Personal Assistant/Carer


Company: Direct Payments Employer. Ref TS690183 Location: Melton Mowbray Job Type: Part-Time Hourly Rate / Salary: £12.44 ph if employed PA. £16ph if self employed PA. Working Hours: 11


Do you want to take part in meaningful work which provides emotional fulfilment, personal growth, and community engagement?

A young individual requires support with enhancing their life.

DBS completed by local authority.

The Role

Preferred days/times: Monday -Friday 7.15am-8.15am

Monday 4pm-7pm or Wednesday 4pm-7pm and Friday 4pm-7pm

Additional hours may be available in the school holidays.

Tasks/duties: Community activities (such as swimming, trike rides, trips to the park/Twin Lakes) and personal care (which includes changing continence products, bathing and dressing). Client has no risk awareness. Always requires 2:1 for all community access and personal care. Current PA or parent will support where required.

Client main diagnosis: Autism, Downs Syndrome, Acquired brain injury, hypermobility. Some challenging behaviours.


Client communicates using Makaton, and some speech and body language.

Client has some sensory needs.

Moving and handling:

- Client uses a Wheelchair to access the community and long distances.
- When out and about in wheelchair, can grab people's hair or dogs' coats if close enough
- Hypermobility - mobility is poor and client uses a wheelchair for longer distances.

- Has a wide gait which is unsteady, wide-footed and has reduced balance.
- Visual Impairment - Wears glasses, struggles moving from one room to another as cannot differentiate between different levels and surfaces.
- Can be non-compliant and will drop to the ground refusing to move.
- Specific harness to be used.

- Current PA will act as double up 2nd carer where required.

Client enjoys: action songs, cause and effect toys, loves swimming, accessing the community, loves music, particularly pop music and likes the drum kit, and sensory activities.

An enhanced DBS certificate is applicable to this role.

This opportunity is suited for someone who is responsible, reliable, patient, and respectful of others' privacy, dignity, values, and beliefs. You may be a good fit if you are looking to get back into work after caring for a relative or friend.

To apply for this role, please forward an up to date CV detailing how you meet the criteria for this role to Please remember to quote reference number TS690183.

Genuine applicants only please. DBS check applicable to this role.

Contact Details

Tracy Smith / / 01163057745
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