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Social care personal assistant jobs

Do you want to develop your skills and experience in social care? Would you like a flexible job role?

Why not consider being part of a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity by becoming a Personal Assistant (PA) to a direct payment (DP) recipient?

We have a range of PA vacancies working with adults within their own homes in Slough providing support with tasks such as personal care and social activities. Roles and hours will vary dependant on the needs of the person and their care & support plan.

Slough Adult Social Care Services want to help people live independently with more choice and control over the care and support they need. Direct payments is one way individuals can take charge of how they get the help they need. They are able to use the payment to employ their own PA directly instead of the council arranging this for them.

Prior to any employment being confirmed, you will be required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) form. Once completed this form will be sent to the DBS. The DBS searches police records and, in relevant cases, barred list information, and then issues a DBS certificate to you. You will need to produce a copy of this certificate to the DP recipient to help them make an informed recruitment decision.

Please note these vacancies are not employed through Slough Borough Council but through the individual DP recipient.

Personal Assistant Ref: DP021

  • 12 hours a day (8am to 8pm) – 2 days a week (weekdays) with scope to increase for the right candidate.
  • £10.00 per hour on weekdays and £12.30 on weekends.
  • Slough, Wexham Area.

Nature of the job role

A personal assistant is required to support a 25 years old female adult with special needs. Support needed include personal care, support with daily living routine and to access local community.
This role would suit someone who has previous experience of supporting adults with similar needs. The following attributes are desirable; physically active and strong communication skills. Currently 12 hours a day for two days a week are available however, there is scope for this to be increased for the right candidate.
You will need the ability to help or support in the community and be able to assist the employer who has limited communication skills. The employer is friendly and enjoys speaking to new people.
Depending on your experience, you may be asked to enrol into some relevant training for this job e.g. epilepsy care. This will be fully funded, and you will be required to undertake and pass the training in order to provide the right type of care to meet the employer's care needs.

Main Duties

Personal duties

  • Getting ready for the day – assisting with waking up, going to the toilet, showering, brushing teeth and changing clothes.
  • Epilepsy – in the event of a seizure, steps need to be followed to ensure the employer is safe and well following this. These seizures occur randomly with no warning so regular, close monitoring is required.
  • Awareness of employer’s medical history and current medication which will be provided and kept up to date.

Domestic duties

  • Preparation of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Administration of medication.
  • Monitoring and recording meals and water intake daily.
  • Assistance and monitoring during meal- times.
  • Washing and ironing  clothes (bi-weekly).
  • General cleaning duties around main place of living and belongings to maintain a clean environment.

Social Duties

  • Assisting with daily exercise (exercise bike, or YouTube video exercise either seated or walking around the room).
  • Social activities (e.g. puzzles, playing with balloon, colouring, writing and playing on tablet).
  • Approximately two to three times a week to be taken out for an activity of choice. A list of approved activities will be provided.

These duties may vary from day to day.
Any other reasonable duties that may be required.

Hours of work:

  • 12 hours a day for two days a week (with scope to increase for the right candidate).

Rate of Pay

  • Weekdays - £10 an hour.
  • Weekends - £12.30 an hour.

DBS requirement: enhanced.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Driving licence.
  • Car and appropriate insurance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Pakistani culture.
  • Fluent in reading and writing English.

Preferred

  • Epilepsy training.
  • Good communicator.
  • Able to work well under pressure (e.g. In the event of an emergency hospital visit).

To apply for this post:

Please submit your CV with a covering letter to PPBT@slough.gov.uk explaining why you have applied for this post and detail any skills, knowledge and expertise that make you particularly suited to the job.

Please ensure you include the above job reference number in the subject line of the email.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 12 November 2021 at 5pm.

Personal Assistant Ref: DP022

  • 11.25 hours per week.
  • £10.00 per hour.
  • 5.6 weeks annual leave per year (pro rata).
  • Slough, Langley Area.

Nature of the job role

  • A personal assistant is required to support a young adult male. You will assist with personal care and daily living routines as well as support in local community.
  • In this rewarding role you will need experience of preparing cultural foods. You will be a polite and patient individual who has knowledge of the Indian culture and are able to cook Indian food such as chapattis and curries. If you can speak Punjabi this would be advantageous to the role, however not necessary. 
  • Excellent opportunity to work with a kind and caring employer. If you are a compassionate and positive person then this is the job for you!. 

Main Duties

Personal duties

  •  Assist with getting into shower – no wash required just assistance into the shower.
  •  Assist with getting wipes and helping with toiletry (you will not help clean, just assistance providing items).
  •  Assist with administrating medication and picking up prescription and medication from pharmacy.

Domestic duties: 

  • Washing and drying dishes. 
  • Changing bed sheets. 
  • Making chapattis and serving food. 
  • Assist with getting items such as clothing or towels. 
  • General tidy up of house.
  • Preparing meals for the next day if required.

These duties may vary from day to day.

Any other reasonable duties that may be required.

Hours of work

Total of 11.25 hours per week (11hrs 15mins). Monday-Friday – hours can be used flexibly – to be agreed with employer. 

Rate of Pay

£10 per hour Monday-Friday.

DBS Requirement: Enhanced

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

Must be honest and trustworthy. Must be someone who understands the Indian culture and can cook the food such as chapatti’s and curries. Must have a driving licence.

Preferred

Someone that is patient and can speak Punjabi.

To apply for this post

Please submit your CV with a covering letter to ppbt@slough.gov.uk explaining why you have applied for this post and detail any skills, knowledge and expertise that make you particularly suited to the job.

Please ensure you include the above job reference number in the subject line of the email.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 12 November 2021 at 5pm.

Personal Assistant Ref: DP023

  • 5 hours on Friday (09:00 – 14:00) with scope to increase for the right candidate.
  • £10.00 per hour on weekdays and £12.30 on weekends.
  • Slough, Wexham Area.

Nature of the job role:

A personal assistant is required to support a male adult of 32 years old who has special needs. Support needed include personal care, support with daily living routine and to access local community.

This role would suit someone who has previous experience of supporting adults with similar needs. The following attributes are desirable; physically active and strong communication skills. Currently 5 hours care on Friday is required; however there is scope for this to be increased for the right candidate.
You will need the ability to help or support in the community and be able to assist the employer who has limited communication skills. The employer is friendly and enjoys speaking to new people.
Depending on your experience, you may asked to enrol into some relevant training for this job e.g. epilepsy care. This will be fully funded, and you will be required to undertake and pass the training in order to provide the right type of care to meet the employer’s care needs.

Main Duties

  • Personal duties: Getting ready for the day – assisting daily shower, shaving, brushing teeth, and laying out clothes for the day.
  • Domestic duties: Providing breakfast and morning medication. Preparing lunch for the day.
  • Social Duties: Assisting employer with daily exercise (e.g. slow 10-minute walk around the local area). A list of approved exercises will be provided. The employer suffers from seizures so close monitoring is required to manage this and prevent injuries in the event of a fall. Full training and information will be given on managing this.

These duties may vary from day to day and you will be required to carry out other reasonable duties that may be required.

Hours of work

  • 5 hours on Friday (9:00 – 14:00) with scope to increase for the right candidate.

Rate of Pay

  • Weekdays - £10 an hour
  • Weekends - £12.30 an hour.

DBS Requirement: enhanced.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Driving licence.
  • Car and appropriate insurance.
  • Fluent in reading and writing English.
  • Previous experience with supporting similar adults.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.

Preferred

  • Epilepsy training.
  • Able to work well under pressure.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Pakistani culture.

To apply for this post

Please submit your CV with a covering letter to PPBT@slough.gov.uk explaining why you have applied for this post and detail any skills, knowledge and expertise that make you particularly suited to the job.

Please ensure you include the above job reference number in the subject line of the email.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 12 November 2021 at 5pm.