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Disability Cornwall

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Job Opportunities

Personal (Care) Assistants Needed

  

 

The key bits...

 

A lady in the Camborne area is looking for a PA for her 16 year old son. One Saturday per month. Hourly rate dependent upon age and experience.

 

The extra essentials...

 

My son needs someone who can help build his independence. He enjoys swimming, power boating, fishing, walking and eating! His severe autism and learning disability means he is unable to talk. He knows a little Makaton and can usually communicate his needs. He also needs help with personal washing.

 

How to apply...

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference CH001 and we will forward it to the employer. Email:

 

Job posted: 10 January 2018

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

Personal assistant required for a young teenage boy who lives in the North Cornwall area.

 

The extra essentials...

 

He would like someone to support him with social activities and hobbies after-school and on the occasional weekend. An average of seven hours per week available although this can be flexible. Car driver essential. Good rate of pay plus mileage. All offers of employment will be subject to the successful candidate undertaking an enhanced DBS check.

 

How to apply...

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E005 and we will forward it to the employer. Email:

 

Job posted: 7 February 2018

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

Personal assistant required for a gentleman in the East Cornwall area. Pay dependent on age and experience.

 

The extra essentials...

 

The employer is in full-time employment and will require support commuting to work. The role will require availability for a couple of hours a day, a few days a week. Other responsibilities will include:

  • paperwork
  • social activities on employer's non-working days.

The person will require a full driving license and their own car.

 

How to apply...

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E008 and we will forward it to the employer. Email:

 

Job posted: 14 February 2018

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

Experienced Personal Assistant required in the Bodmin area, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-3.30pm and some evenings and weekends.

 

The extra essentials...

 

A dedicated and conscientious Personal Assistant with eight years experience working with Adults with additional needs.

  • Own transport
  • Employed and Registered Self Employed
  • Full DBS.

 

How to apply...

 

If you are interested in hiring this PA, please send details of the job vacancy care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E010 and we will forward it to the PA. Email:

 

Job posted: 6 April 2018

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

A live in carer is required for an intelligent, sociable and sometimes, challenging older lady with Vascular Dementia. She is in the advanced stages of her illness, but is still physically well and enjoys crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, music, gardening and baking. In the Falmouth area. On a two week on, two week off schedule. Pay will be based on age and experience.

 

The extra essentials...

 

We are looking for a special someone who believes in a person-centred approach in line with contented dementia principles.

The following are essential:

  • Current driving licence and DBS
  • Experience of working with dementia sufferers
  • Sense of humour
  • Reliability and honesty
  • A caring nature.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Meal preparation
  • Dressing/ light personal care
  • Housework/washing/ironing
  • Take part in activities with the client i.e puzzles, baking, gardening
  • Take the client out for shopping, visits, outings as required
  • Companionship
  • Liaise with family in matters pertaining to care
  • Complete daily care log
  • Petty cash handling in relation to household budget.

We can offer a competitive rate of pay, comfortable accommodation and the use of a car whilst on duty.

 

How to apply...

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E012 and we will forward it to the employer. Email:

 

Job posted: 11 April 2018

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

A Personal Assistant is required for 4 hours a week to support a young man who has Asperger's / Autism. Newquay area. Pay will be £10 per hour.

 

The extra essentials...

 

The person enjoys walking, photography, swimming, going to the gym, playing pool, visiting a cafe and going to the cinema and would like a PA who can support him with pursuing these hobbies.

 

How to apply...

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E013 and we will forward it to the employer. Email:

 

Job posted: 13 April 2018

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

A Personal Assistant is required to support an older gentleman living near Truro living with Vascular Dementia. Pay will be dependent upon age and experience. And hours are reasonably flexible.

 

The extra essentials...

 

The person will need to help the gentleman with personal care twice a day at 8.15am and again at 6.30pm in conjunction with another PA. Understanding of the operation of a Joems Oxford Midi180 hoist and sling will also be necessary. Availability during some weekdays and/or evenings is also desirable.

 

How to apply...

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E014 and we will forward it to the employer. Email:

 

Job posted: 24 April 2018

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

Personal assistant required to support an older lady living in the North Cornwall area. Approximately 3hrs daily. Pay £9.50 per hour.

 

The extra essentials...

 

A caring and considerate person is needed to help with responsibilities such as meal prep at breakfast, lunch and dinnertime and personal care.

 

How to apply...

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E015 and we will forward it to the employer. Email:

 

Job posted: 27 April 2018

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

A Personal Assistant is required to support a nine year old boy with Autism, living in the Newquay area. Hours are flexible, and will include weekends and school holidays. Hourly rate dependent upon age and experience.

 

The extra essentials...

Support is needed to access the local community and to assist in promoting independence and life skills. The successful applicant should have access to their own transport.

 

How to apply...

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E016 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

 

Job posted: 11 May 2018

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

A lady in the Redruth area would like a Personal Assistant.

 

The extra essentials...

I am looking for a caring and professional person, who can assist me to maintain my independence. You will mainly be required to support me with personal care, dressing and housework. I enjoy outings so you would also be supporting me with this. Hours will initially be 6 hours on a Tuesday but with flexibility to increase this to meet my needs. The rate of pay is £8.50 per hour. Travel costs for outings will be reimbursed.

 

How to apply...

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E017 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

 

Job posted: 11 May 2018

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

A personal assistant is required in the Camborne area to provide support to a young man who uses a wheelchair. He requires support with personal care, socialising and domestic duties. Total of 14 hours a week which will be:

 

  • Monday, 5.30pm-8.30pm
  • Thursay, 5.30pm-8.30pm
  • Friday, 6pm-9pm
  • Saturday, 8am-1pm

 

at £9.50 per hour. More hours will also be available during school holidays.

 

The extra essentials...

 

Experience preferred with hoisting, personal care, autism and learning difficulties. Candidates must have good communication skills, patience, be reliable and flexible and have a positive attitude around disabilities. A full driving licence is required. You will need a DBS check and confirmation of the position is dependent on suitable references.

 

How to apply...

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E018 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

 

Job posted: 18 May 2018

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

A caring, perceptive gentleman with a fantastic sense of humour is looking for a Personal Assistant to support him engage with activities in his community (Helston area) such as bike riding and swimming.

 

The extra essentials...

 

You will be part of a small close team, with good rates of pay and holidays. Prior experience of supporting an individual with autism is not absolutely necessary as training and support will be given - a matching personality and shared interests are more important initially. Are you: calm, cheerful, upbeat, able to use your initiative, self-motivating but work well as part of a team and punctual? If so please follow the instructions below to apply.

 

How to apply...

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E019 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

 

Job posted: 31 May 2018

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

We are looking for passionate and caring Support Workers to join our small dedicated team of Personal Assistants caring for one gentleman in his own home in the Redruth area.

 

The extra essentials...

 

We are a small team that work closely with the gentleman’s family to provide flexible, caring, patient and understanding support in his own home in the community.

  • Car driver required.
  • Candidates must have DBS clearance.
  • NVQ 2 or above and at least 1 year experience in a learning disability / mental health setting with behaviours that challenge preferred.
  • Further training is provided for successful candidates.
  • Rate of pay: £8.75 per hour in week, £9.50 per hour at weekends, sleep-in shift £72 per night (one per week on average), flexible hours between 15 and 30 per week available.

 

How to apply...

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E020 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

 

Job posted: 5 June 2018

 

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

A gentleman living in the Penzance area is looking for a caring and friendly Personal Assistant to sit with his wife who has Dementia while he attends church.

 

The extra essentials...

 

Approximately 3 hours, every Sunday from 10am until 1pm. Pay dependent upon age and experience

 

How to apply...

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E021 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

 

Job posted: 6 June 2018

 

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

A reliable personal assistant is required to prepare and cook meals for an elderly lady living in the Bodmin area with special dietary requirements. Knowledge of low fat, non-gluten, non-wheat and non-dairy cooking is essential. Understanding of whole food and vegan cooking will be a great help.

 

The extra essentials...

 

  • 11.00am-1.30pm daily
  • £8.75 per hour
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate or willingness to work towards
  • Shopping and ordering of regular and special foods, kitchen supplies and monitoring the day to day running of the kitchen
  • Coordinating agency carers to serve meals when not present
  • Preparation of and serving of food supplements
  • Daily monitoring of water intake
  • Responding to occasional flare up of symptoms, which will involve switching to a liquid or pureed diet
  • Enable independent living by providing support with other activities such as trips to the doctor's, occasional visits to the clinic and other welfare-oriented activities
  • A local person with own transport is preferable.
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    How to apply...

     

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E022 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

     

    Job posted: 6 June 2018

     

     

 

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