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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

 


 

 

Job description...

 

A reliable personal assistant required to prepare and cook meals for an elderly and jolly Bodmin lady with special dietary requirements. A little skill and love of cooking with some knowledge of non-dairy, non gluten and low fat ingredients is all you need. 2-3 hours daily @ £9.00 per hour. Your own transport is a required.

 

Required...

 

  • Some knowledge of or willingness to learn whole food cooking together with an understanding of non gluten, non dairy low fat ingredients and recipes
  • Enjoyment of cooking and baking
  • A good sense humour

 

Hours...

 

14 – 21 hours plus per week. Flexible times.

 

Main duties...

 

  • Prepare and cook food in accordance with my dietary requirements. I have chronic diverticulitis.
  • Preparation of three meals a day
  • 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 me to live independently by carrying out other requests that I may reasonably make e.g. accompanying me to the doctors and occasional visits to the clinic and other welfare oriented activities.

 

How to apply…

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV to the email:

 

Job posted: 6 June 2018

 


 

 

Outgoing support worker required to assist a young man in the Hayle area who is recovering from an illness which resulted in a brain injury.

 

The ideal candidate will:

 

  • Have a good sense of humour
  • Be motivated, energetic and caring
  • Enjoy the outdoors, socialising and music
  • Have a full driving licence and own vehicle.

 

The job will involve:

 

  • Supporting activities to maintain a fulfilling lifestyle
  • Attending social engagements/music events/days out
  • Organising/planning outdoor activities
  • Supporting with shopping and attending appointments
  • Or just watching a movie.

 

What we can offer you:

 

  • Although a zero hour contract, hours could be 30+ each week
  • £9.50 per hour paid monthly
  • Holiday pay/Pension
  • Experience preferred, however full training provided for the right person.

 

If you consider yourself to be enthusiastic, outgoing and caring, then this could be the perfect role for you!

 

Please note: DBS check is required which will be paid for.

 

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 E023 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

 

Job posted: 3 July 2018

 


 

 

A female Personal Assistant is required to support a lady with some health issues living in the Liskeard area.

 

Role to include assistance with personal care and daily living activities such as shopping, cooking, preparing meals, cleaning and other household tasks, accompanying her to appointments, and helping her engage in social activities in the community.

 

Carer will need to be patient and compassionate; have a good sense of humour and be comfortable around dogs.

 

Previous experience would be beneficial, but is not essential as training can be provided to successful candidates.

 

A DBS (formally CRB) check is required, (funded by Cornwall Council) and 2 references to be provided.

 

A full clean driving licence is required..

 

£9/hour

 

Shifts:

Monday—Friday, 12:30—13:30, 17:00—18:30 (3 additional hours to be used flexibly)

 

Please apply in writing with a CV to...

Reference: LH––N––0033

PO BOX 656

TRURO

TR1 9DA

 

Job posted: 10 July 2018

 


 

 

A reliable personal assistant is required for immediate start to provide care for two hours on a Friday morning, two hours on a Sunday morning and to cover other carers' holidays to a lady living in the Helston area. General duties will include personal care and light domestic duties.

 

£8/hour

 

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 E025 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

 

Job posted: 10 July 2018

 


 

 

The key bits...

 

A lady living in the Redruth area requires someone to support her with domestic tasks such as cleaning, ironing, shopping, meal prep, personal care and getting out and about.

 

The extra essentials...

 

Support required, ideally from 9am, Mondays (for 2 hours), Wednesdays (for 1 hour) and Fridays (for 2 hours); daily from 5-6pm; and during school holidays for 1-2 mornings or afternoons a week for social activities with her son. Pay will be £9.50 an hour.

 

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 E026 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

 

Job posted: 12 July 2018

 


 

 

A Personal Assistant is required to work 14 hours a week flexibly to support a gentleman living in the Saltash area. Hours worked will be Monday to Friday, however some weekend work may be required. You will be required to support the gentleman with his day to day life and managing his Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, with accompanying conditions. No experience is necessary but a willingness to learn, be creative, very active and use your own initiative is essential. You will require your own transport. A full enhanced DBS check will be completed, and training may be provided. Rate of pay will be above the national minimum wage.

 

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 E028 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

 

Job posted: 26 July 2018

 


 

 

An outgoing support worker is required to assist a young man in the Hayle area who is recovering from an illness which resulted in a brain injury.

 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a good sense of humour
  • Be motivated, energetic and caring
  • Enjoy the outdoors, socialising and music
  • Have a full driving licence and own vehicle.

 

The job will involve:

  • Supporting activities to maintain a fulfilling lifestyle
  • Attending social engagements/music events/days out
  • Organising/planning outdoor activities
  • Supporting with shopping and attending appointments
  • Or just watching a movie.

 

What we can offer you:

  • Although a zero hour contract, hours could be 30+ each week
  • £9.50 per hour paid monthly
  • Holiday pay/Pension
  • Experience preferred, however full training provided for the right person.

 

If you consider yourself to be enthusiastic, outgoing and caring, then this could be the perfect role for you!

 

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 E029 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

 

Job posted: 26 July 2018

 


 

 

A Personal Assistant is required to support an older gentleman with daily (Monday to Friday) tasks in the Lostwithiel area.

 

Main duties will include:

Assisting with physio and taking to appointments; driving and assisting on outings; cleaning; gardening; washing and shopping.

 

Applicant must be flexible as duties may vary from day to day. Hours: 2-3 hours per day to start ASAP.

 

Rate of pay: To be confirmed depending on experience.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E030 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

 

Job posted: 26 July 2018

 

 


 

 

A Personal Assistant is required for support to attend activities with a young teenage boy with physical disability living between Camborne & Hayle. He is interested in football, go karting, fishing and going to the gym. Driving is essential, £8.50 per hour plus mileage at 45p per mile. Variable hours, support needed after school, weekends and in holidays (need led by child’s health and other appointments); likely to initially be for 1–2 hours per week, more during holidays.

 

The successful applicant will be employed under a private arrangement with the family. The administration process will be undertaken by Cornwall Council. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment will be subject to the successful candidate undertaking an enhanced DBS check.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply in writing, sending a copy of your CV and quoting the Reference code DPNG/100517 to:

Personalisation Support Team

Children & Family Services

Room 36

39 Penwinnick Road

St Austell

PL25 5DR

 

Job posted: 30 July 2018

 

 


 

 

A family in the Bodmin area are looking for a Personal Assistant to support their 8 year-old daughter who has Autism with moderate to severe learning disabilities and severe anxiety. She does have other challenges but the employer will discuss these in person with any prospective PAs.

 

The family are looking for someone who would be available 6.5 hours per week to support their daughter with activities such as swimming, going to the park or beach, or to stay at home with her if she is going through a particularly bad phase of anxiety.

 

She is a cheeky, funny and sweet girl who requires support with socialising and undertaking activities she enjoys./p>

 

The applicant must drive, have a car and hold a clean driving licence. Also a DBS (Disclosure and Barring service) check will be carried out. Working with, or being around children with ASD, Anxiety and the level of learning disability is preferable but not essential, the family are more interested in a kind, patient and compassionate person to fill this role.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E033 and we will forward it to the employer. Email: 

 

Job posted: 9 August 2018

 

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