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Self-employed Carer Support worker DPLWER

BCP Council

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Personal Assistant Required – 24 Hours per week

This post is open to a self-employed PA only. (Must be registered as self-employed with HMRC, have own public liability insurance and able to provide contract of services.)

We are looking for an experienced personal assistant for a young woman with an acquired brain injury and subsequent aphasia, we are looking for a fun, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who highlights peoples strengths with a focus on promoting independence and enhancing life opportunities and aspirations.

Prior to her brain injury, the young women worked abroad for much of her life. She currently works part time locally.

She is independent with all personal care and domestic tasks.

Experience in working with adults with complex communication needs is essential as misunderstanding or incorrect interpretation of information can cause frustrations. Due to her complex communication needs, experience of working with individuals with behaviours that can challenge is also required.

The post offers an exciting opening for a flexible and innovative person who has a genuine interest and commitment in supporting someone to further their independence and recovery.


  • Experience working with people with acquired brain injury (if possible)
  • Excellent communication skills – Assistance required to support communication in local community.
  • Excellent IT Skills – Ability to support to transfer documents/information to computer/to transfer pictures/download music/organise files/Use memory stick.
  • Flexibility (Able to work mornings/afternoons and evenings)
  • Full UK Driving licence to support with days out.
  • Provide support and encouragement to successful engage and maintain engagement with community services/activities.
  • Assist with correspondence.
  • Assisting with organisation of time/tasks.
  • Ensuring service user involvement.

The BCP Direct Payments Advice Service is a support service for individuals who are living independently within the community. We are not the person you will work for. You will work for the individual or family we are supporting.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the community and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Applicants to this post will be required to complete the appropriate level of Disclosure & Barring Service Check.

Please send your CV by email to personalbudgets.team@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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