Personal Care Assistant Bolton

Reliable, punctual and willing to learn?

Main role

Supporting a disabled person in their late 20s who requires constant care to live independently, run their household and go about their daily life with as much quality of life as possible.

Typical duties

  • fetching and carrying, opening doors etc.

  • prompting to eat, drink, take medication on time

  • some manual handling (e.g. assisting to sit/stand up or transfer, securing wheelchair in car, etc.)

  • some communication and mental health support

  • housework (tidying, sorting, cooking and cleaning)

  • catheter care (wound dressing, changing and emptying drainage bags)

  • personal care (support to wash and bathe, get dressed, mouthcare)

  • driving and accompanying them outside the house to ensure their safety, including when going to appointments, shops, school runs or walking the dog

  • being prepared to take a background role while providing support in social activity, clubs and volunteering and similar activities

  • other duties as required, by agreement.

Location

Shifts start and finish at our house in Breightmet, Bolton.

Pay

Basic pay is £8.91/hr, with a small uplift for Sunday and Bank Holiday shifts.

Hours

The current vacancy is for 31.5 hours a week over three or four days; there is scope for a mutually suitable shift pattern to be negotiated for the right candidate. Some early or late shifts may be required, according to the main carer’s rota; where shift variations are required these are agreed as far in advance as possible. This job does not involve night working.

Requirements

Essential – all applicants must have:

  • an understanding of the social model of disability and the disabled people’s movement, or a willingness to learn

  • an understanding of queer identities and basic trans and non-binary awareness, or a willingness to learn

  • no fears/phobias/allergies/dislikes of dogs or children (the household contains one of each!)

  • extremely high levels of punctuality and reliability – lack of PA support directly affects a PA user’s ability to live their life and can be dangerous

  • good physical mobility and strength, and the capacity to provide support to someone with limited mobility – consequently this job may not be suitable for someone with their own mobility impairment.

  • a full and valid driving licence (manual or automatic)

  • the right to work in the UK.

Desirable – the ideal applicant would also have:

  • a degree of initiative and self-motivation to get on with small jobs (e.g. housework) without direct supervision in quieter moments.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check at no cost.
No other experience is necessary – all duties are done under direction.

Interested?

Informal contact is welcome if you want to find out more without any obligation – please email Josie.

If you’re ready to apply, send an email explaining how you meet the requirements above, and we’ll arrange an interview. There is no need to send a CV unless you particularly want to. If you’re applying via the Find A Job service you can use the ‘apply for this job’ button, but please do explain in your application how you meet the essential requirements.
We are particularly interested to hear from applicants in groups which traditionally face barriers to employment (such as disabled people, LGBTQ people and people of colour). We will guarantee an interview to any applicant who identifies as a member of such a group and who meets all of the essential requirements above – mention it in your application, in confidence.

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CALL: 0300 303 3064