Hours and Working days: Varied
Location: Various locations within Stoke-on-Trent
You’ll work directly with one or more individuals to help them with various aspects of their daily life, to help them live as independently as possible. There are a range of Personal Assistant opportunities to support vulnerable adults and / or children.
You’ll be employed directly by an individual who’s managing and paying for their own care via a social care direct payment or personal budget. Personal Assistants usually support individuals in their own home or to go out in to the community.
You can be employed directly by one employer or a number of different people. This is a rewarding career supporting people and making a difference to people’s lives.
Your role might include:
organising and supporting individuals with their social and physical activities booking and going with individuals to appointments helping individuals to get to work, college or university helping with personal care such as showering and dressing (although not all PA roles involve personal care) supporting with tasks around the house such as shopping, cleaning and cooking monitoring their health, for example measuring body temperatures or administering medication. managing a team of PAs if you’re in a Senior PA role.
the ability to work on your own initiative good listening and communication skills flexibility and time management good interpersonal skills to work with someone on a one to one basis. patience and understanding of the individuals’ care / support needs approachable, polite and punctual It might also be useful to have experience working in a similar role or with vulnerable adults or children. You could gain this experience through a work placement, from your personal life, through volunteering or as part of a traineeship or apprenticeship.
Competitive rates of pay.
An enhanced DBS check will be required for all Personal Assistant roles. If the Personal Assistant role is working with children, successful applicants also need to complete level 1 Safeguarding training.
If you are interested in this opportunity please send any queries and / or your CV to email@example.com Alternatively please call the Independent Living Service Team at Stoke-on-Trent City Council on 01782 232124.