Personal Assistants
  • Location Northamptonshire, East Midlands
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Job Level Entry level / Graduate
  • Category Support Worker
  • Sectors : Social Welfare
  • Job Reference : 16265CRJ

Job Description

Purpose of the Position: To provide care and support to individuals within their own home.

Main Duties

  • To develop and maintain the skills of the service user by encouraging and involving them in day to day activities, participating in service users’ chosen activities and enhancing community networks.
  • To facilitate and support the person to make all decisions affecting their life.
  • To support the service user to maintain their health and general wellbeing.
  • To support the service user with personal care as required.
  • To carry out household duties, in a way that involves the person as much as possible.
  • To support the service user to plan social activities and holidays and to accompany the service user when required.
  • To maintain records as required by the service and service user.

A good personal assistant……

  • Gets to know the person, as a person first, not their disability first.
  • Works in partnership with the person, working together as a team.
  • Knows when to step in and out of situations.
  • Asks the person what support is required.
  • Builds relationships based on trust and respect for the person.  They should not take over.
  • Helps the person to make informed choices and express their opinions about things.
  • Helps the person to work on their own initiative.
  • Supports the person to have opportunities to make improvements in their life.
  • Understands that the person is the decision maker.
  • Sticks with the person through good times and bad times.
  • Helps the person prioritise and plan what they are doing in the week / month / year ahead and checks what help they need to make things happen.
  • Supports and encourages the person to do what they want to do.
  • Has to believe in the person.
  • Ensures the person has control over his / her life.

This is a full time role, 38 hours per week

We do not accept CV's as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. An enhanced DBS check is required for which we pay for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency, all employees are directly employed by our organisation. We do not accept cold calls or sales/marketing contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website.

Closing Date : 18 January 2017

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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