Personal Assistant (Care)

Hours: 30 hours per week

Contract Type: Part Time Fixed Term

Salary: £9.19 per hour

Supportability is a sector leading charity that provides high quality, person centred individual and group based services for Children, Young People and Adults, where we believe people who have disabilities are equally valued and empowered to live full and rewarding lives.

We are looking to appoint a Personal Assistant for 20 hours per week to join the team at our Supported Living Scheme in Poynton to provide support to one of our service-users: –

“I am a young woman living in my own home in Poynton, East Cheshire. I have both physical and learning disabilities and I lead an active and rewarding life. I need kind, caring, self-motivated and imaginative individuals to support me with sensory awareness and experience, communication and socialising and all other aspects of daily living. I love interacting with people, swimming, dancing, classical music, drama and going out.

I am looking for people who have:

  • the skills and ability to provide person centred support to disabled people;
  • a positive attitude and a commitment to improving disabled people’s lives;
  • a full UK driving licence and willing and able to drive a (manual) Motability vehicle;
  • the confidence and imagination to devise and deliver appropriate activities for people with special needs;
  • a reasonable level of fitness to support physical activities (see Job Description);

You will be required to cover work on a rota basis that will include evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Additional hours will usually be available to cover staff absences such as holidays and sickness. Please note, occasional sleeping in duties may be required and these will be discussed with you in advance.

For more information, please contact Jackie Brown, Coordinator on 07599 942030. (Jackie may be supporting our service user so please leave a message with your contact details if she is unable to take your call.)

To apply please forward your CV to bethany.speakman@supportabiity.org.uk or alternatively visit our website to download an application pack.

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. Due to the personal nature of the duties and in the interests of privacy and dignity, this post is restricted to female applicants only (as allowed by Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010).