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Personal Assistant

Passion for Support | Flexible Hours

Posted 20 months ago

Location type: Home Care

Closing date: Sunday 31st December 2023

Ref no: PA

Desired qualifications – Our Personal Assistant roles require a Level 2 (or higher) Diploma in Adult Health and Social Care qualification or a similar or higher qualification.
Applicants must live in, or very close to, Calderdale. Be able to drive and have access to a car. Two references will be required. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service check) will be required. Have a mobile phone (data allowance paid).

Key responsibilities 

  • To support customers to live independently in their own home / community.
  • To take direction from the customer and/or their representatives regarding the support they wish to receive on a particular day/time and ensure that this is in line with their Individual Support Plan.
  • To support customers in undertaking a range of daily living tasks which may include:
  • Shopping
  • Light domestic duties i.e. laundry, cleaning etc
  • Managing their personal affairs/paperwork
  • Supporting clients at social activities, events, functions
  • Preparing meals
  • Personal care.
  • Use an App to check into and out of customer visits and complete visit information.
  • To develop effective, positive and respectful working relationships with customers.
  • To maintain professional standards and boundaries at all times.
  • To provide a truly person-centred approach to the delivery of Passion for Support services.
  • To work effectively on own initiative and also as part of the wider team.
  • To work closely with the Team Leader, Registered Manager and Support Co-ordinator to ensure a seamless and informed service is delivered to customers.
  • To work within, and adhere to, Passion for Support policies and operational procedures.
  • To attend regular 1-2-1 supervision sessions.
  • Keep up to date with relevant Health & Social Care policy.
  • To ensure all services are undertaken within an appropriate equal opportunities framework.

 

Professional development / Career progression

  • Regular supervision meetings with Line Manager.
  • Annual online refresher training courses.
  • Additional training courses provided when relevant to the customers being cared for.
  • Additional relevant training courses can be requested.
  • Additional payment for undertaking an On Call role.
  • Able to apply for Team Leader roles when sufficiently experienced.

 

Additional information

  • Holiday pay accrues based on hours worked and hours travelled to a maximum of 28 days a year (including bank holidays).
  • Data allowance for using own mobile phone.
  • Paid for Blue Light discount card.
  • Quarterly reward scheme.
  • Pension contribution.
  • Bonus for introducing a staff member or customer.
  • Guaranteed hours contracts considered on a case by case basis.