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Personal Assistant

Salary:
£8.50-£9.00
Location:
Harrogate
Company:
Disability Action Yorkshire

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Job Description

£8.50 - £9.00 an hour

Job Title: Personal Assistant

Reports To: Senior Support Assistant

Disability Action Yorkshire

Our charity is proud to celebrate 80 years of supporting disabled people whose primary challenge arises from a physical disability. As we continue to strive forward in developing our service we seek bright and enthusiastic people who can support us in achieving the aspirations of disabled people whatever they may be.

We are looking to recruit Personal Assistants to work in the community and support our residential care home. You will be instrumental in helping Customer’s to live full, happy and healthy lives; providing personal care, developing independent living skills and supporting people in achieving their own life goals.

Whatever your background, whether you are experienced in your field or seeking to start a career within care, we would love to hear from you. We recognise that being a carer is one of the toughest but most rewarding jobs, so in order to support you, we provide all of the training and qualifications you’ll need for the role. If you hold NVQ/Diploma level qualifications in Health & Social Care you can also benefit from a higher pay increment. If not, we offer fully funded training development to help you achieve this.

What we offer

  • Fully funded Mandatory training
  • Fully funded Diploma in Health & Social Care
  • A great working environment
  • Contracted or flexible working hours
  • Fantastic rates of pay, double time for Bank Holidays paid when worked
  • 28 days plus statutory bank holidays
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employment Support Helpline

About You – Essential requirements

  • A desire to help others
  • Able to work individually or as part of a team
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Strong communication skills
  • Energetic and committed
  • Committed to good practice

About You – Desirable requirements

  • Driving licence
  • Diploma level2 in Health & Social Care

Job Responsibilities

  • To undertake a wide range of support tasks and activities for each customers, as described in their support plan, and directed by the customer, including personal care, domestic support and assistance with social needs.
  • Work flexibly and creatively with customers on a day to day basis to recognise their achievements and identify problems, including ways of resolving them.
  • To assist and participate in the care planning and risk management processes, enabling the people we support to live their lives to their full potential by promoting choice, independence, dignity, privacy, diversity, culture and values. This will be with guidance or as directed by senior staff.
  • Contribute to regular review meetings of customers care and support, taking into account changing needs and choices.
  • Ensure that all information relating to customers is kept up to date and communicated to others.
  • Ensure that any concerns or changes to customers support needs or risk management are communicated to senior staff without delay.
  • Assist customers to organise appointments which are important for the person being supported, including those necessary for maintaining their health and well-being.
  • Assist customers to organise appointments which are important for the person being supported, including those necessary for maintaining their health and well-being.
  • Attends staff meetings, supervision and training as required.
  • Promotes a positive image of disability, and the organisation.
  • Maintains personal responsibility for following our policy and procedures as well as health and safety regulations.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

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