Personal Assistant - Younger Adults Physical Disabilities Services in Swansea - 002233

Job Reference : 002233
Closing Date : 20/10/2017
Salary : £7.93 per hour
Department : OP PD - Domiciliary Care Older People And PD
Hours Per week : 24 hours per week

Join our Team and make a difference to people’s lives in our Younger Adults Physical Disabilities Services

Our project is a group of six flats housing younger adults with physical disabilities in a new build housing estate a short distance from Swansea town centre. Staff are based in the scheme 24 hours a day where they play a significant role in supporting our clients to overcome any challenges that they may encounter and help them to live as independently as possible. We also deliver a bespoke homecare provision in the community for younger adults with physical disabilities.

Working as part of our Carers team of Personal Assistants team you will be genuinely making a difference to the lives of people who use our services. You will be supporting people to lead full, independent and happy lives, in the safe and comfortable environment of their own homes.

Our service users rely on our support for many reasons and our client group includes individuals who need help and support with every days tasks.

The main duties of the role involve:

  • Providing personal care

  • Supporting people to live every day lives

  • Support, prompting and administering medication

  • Meal preparation

  • Social activities

  • Providing social and emotional support

  • Shopping and domestic duties such as laundry and general housekeeping tasks

  • Undertake relevant training for the role

  • Transporting clients in their own vehicles

Our Personal Assistants will posses:

  • A genuine desire to help people and makedifference

  • Have an understanding of the challenges that many of our service users face

  • Keen listening and communication skills

  • Empathy, compassion and a caring nature

  • Flexibility including working evenings/ bank holidays, sleep-ins and weekends

  • Respect, integrity and dignity for our client groups

  • A non-judgmental approach to providing care and support.

  • A current driving license and your own transport as this position will involve travelling.

 

At Gwalia Care and Support we offer:

  • Excellent rates of pay

  • Paid travel time

  • Company paid DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)

  • A variety of shifts available

  • Formal paid training programmes  (QCF Level 2 Qualifications)

  • Generous holiday entitlements

  • Generous mileage allowance (45p per mile)

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Career progression

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay (after a qualifying period)

  • Company Discount Scheme

  • Free Health and Wellbeing services

 

There is opportunity to progress within the company for those with the desire and aspiration.

So if you care about people, think you have what it takes, we would very much like to hear from you.

For further information please speak to Annette Charlesworth on 07766254481.

Being a car driver is essential.  This position includes sleep ins, and  personal care as part of the role.