Personal Assistant for Young, Dynamic Male – Rare Opportunity Ref: PA1/ AYR /JL
Location: Ayr, Scotland
Base Salary: £26,000 – £28,000
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Rare opportunity for well-rounded, highly responsible personal care assistant to assist intelligent, motivated, active young man with co-ordination and speech impairment to independently undertake his work, sport and interests. Highly competitive salary available reflecting blend of communication, administration and personal care assistance required and need to work in partnership with young man to pursue his goals, including at times international travel.
Position is fulltime salaried role. Typical week reflects regular schedule of part time work, part time university study from home and sports training. Associated with work and sports competition, there are occasional day, overnight domestic and international trips which may include weekends. Overnights are limited and supplement paid. Hours worked managed and scheduled to recognise trips/overnights, resulting in a typical non travel week being 25 hours.
Young man is 22 years old and has ataxic cerebral palsy which affects his balance, fine and gross motor skills and speech. Uses a walker. Role entails undertaking and/or assisting with tasks requiring fine motor skills or verbal communication. Requires developing good understanding of both work and sport environments, as well as young man’s thinking. Four main categories of assistance:
Personal Care – varying levels of assistance with personal care, dressing and meals dependent on location. Family home is well adapted and support intervention is reduced. When outside home much higher level of assistance is required, particularly when travelling.
Work – employed as part time (16 hours per week) project officer with an international disability sports organisation mainly working from his home office. Uses Makaton sign language or AAC communication device. Training available. Assist with interactive verbal communication and administration.
Sports Training and Competition – an international para athlete. Support to undertake aspects of his training programme and at times attend competitions.
Travel – usually undertake two international trips and two domestic trips with overnights per annum. Trips will be in relation to work or para athletics competition. Accompany and assist throughout trip.
Experience / Qualifications
- Experience in health and/or social care.
- Full and Clean UK Driver’s License, able to comfortably drive employer’s large car.
- Experience of international travel.
- Relevant Qualifications such as a HNC or HND in health and social care or related Degree.
***This position is subject to a 6 month probationary period.
Successful applicants will have to provide 2 references (one of which must be your current or most recent employer) and undergo a New (or update) PVG Disclosure at the employers cost.
To apply please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Ref: PA1/ AYR /JL
Alternatively, please contact Jennifer Lee on 01294 475686 to request an application form to be completed and returned to:
Jennifer Lee, Self-Directed Support Advisor
Ayrshire Independent Living Network
The Michael Lynch Centre for Enterprise
71 Princes Street, Ardrossan, KA22 8DG
**PLEASE NOTE THAT AILN ARE NOT THE EMPLOYERS. WE ARE A SUPPORT & MAILBOX SERVICE FOR INDIVIDUAL PERSONAL EMPLOYERS AND HAVE NO INPUT INTO WHOM THEY DECIDE TO EMPLOY***