Personal Assistant DPSS138
, NR1 2DH
Listed below are details of the purpose and general tasks of the job to provide some insight of what is involved. It is advisable to refer to this when submitting your application for the post.
Job Purpose: To assist a man who has suffered a brain injury with daily tasks to enrich his life
Location: Bacton, NR12
I am a man who unfortunately suffered a brain injury and disabling injuries following a motorcycle accident some years ago and in addition suffers from Early Onset Dementia. I like a calm, quiet life, and enjoy working on my allotment, in the greenhouse and going fishing. I would like someone who shares my interests and can support me to enjoy this, giving my wife some respite.
I use a walking stick, and I would need to be reminded to take medication if needed, to drink regular and to sit down and take regular rests.
I do not require help with personal care.
May include other duties, to be discussed
Listed below are the skills, competencies and qualities that are essential and desirable for the post. My assessment of these, both on application and at interview, will be the main factor in determining if you are successful. Please refer to these when submitting your application.
• Shared interests
£8.46 per Hour
Up to 30, potential job share
How to apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the enclosed application form and return to the address below.
NB - Please ensure you include names, addresses & telephone numbers of two referees, one of which should be your current/ last employer (if relevant).
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Employment of Ex-Offenders and Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
The employer is of the opinion that the above post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and that applicants are required to declare any relevant past criminal convictions and/or cautions. The employer recognised that they must take account of offences that may have a direct bearing on an applicant’s suitability of this post.
The employer only required applicants to provide details of spent convictions and/or cautions that fall within the following relevant categories:
1) Offences of a sexual nature.
2) Offences involving minors under the age of 18.
3) Drug trafficking.
4) Theft, burglary, fraud or similar offense which occurred within the previous five years and where the conviction is not yet spent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
5) Offences which involved the use, or threat, of violence.
All information supplied by applicants will be treated in strict confidence. Where a shortlisted applicant has a conviction and/or caution which falls within one of the above categories, the employer reserves the right to make further enquiries before reaching a decision on her or his application.
Please answer the following questions either YES or NO:
Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence: _______
Have you ever received a Police caution: _______
If you have been convicted of a criminal offence, please enclose details in a sealed envelope together with a stamped addressed envelope. This will be returned to you unopened in the event you are not shortlisted for the post.