The Direct Payments Support Service exists to support people to employ their own Personal Assistants and/or purchase services using direct payments. As an organisation we are not the employer, but assist people to recruit staff. If you are employed, your contract will be with the person in receipt of the direct payment and not with Dundee Carers Centre or the Direct Payments Support Service.

 

 

 

 

PA Vacancies

Vacancies Available on this page:

Support Worker – 17 hours per week

Support Worker – 10 hours over weekend

Relief Personal Care Assistant

Support Worker

Hours  

17 hours per week working 5 days out of 7.
Flexibility is required but generally working morning or evening shifts during the week and working every alternative Saturday during the day.
Occasional overnight respite stays will also be required in the future.  There will also be a requirement to cover additional shifts during times of sickness absence and annual leave of other staff.

Salary:  £12 per hour

Support Worker required for 15-year old whose interests include Star Wars and Marvel.  He also likes to play computer games and looking at his Star Wars/superhero comics.  He enjoys activities such as going to the cinema, amusement arcades, swimming and going out for tea. He likes to listen to current music, in particular, rap and has an interest in American politics. He would like the opportunity to take part in sport and enjoys playing basketball at the local park.  He would also like to go to music concerts.

The young person has cerebral palsy, is a manual wheelchair user who gets around independently indoors using a Kaye walking frame.  He has a brilliant sense of humour.

Due to his cerebral palsy, he has challenges with reading, writing and numeracy so require assistance and encouragement in these areas.  He is very competitive, enjoys reaching goals and likes to have fun. He also experiences a great sense of achievement once he reaches his goals.

He has a very determined and brave character, yet sometimes lacks confidence so needs to be encouraged to do things.  He would therefore like a support worker who is fun to be with, has similar interests to himself but who also thinks out of the box and can help him explore and try new activities.  Someone who has a positive and friendly personality is kind, caring, calm and patient.  A good sense of humour and flexibility is also required. The support worker will provide practical support as well as assisting with personal care. Tasks will include:

General Duties:

  • Accompany on outings/respite overnight stays and encourage to take part in social and leisure activities encouraging as much independence as possible concerning cash handling and social interaction;
  • Assisting with personal care whilst at the same time encouraging as much independence as possible;
  • Assisting with physiotherapy routine (training will be given);
  • Preparing snacks, drinks, etc;
  • Assisting with oral hygiene;
  • Administering and Recording medication;
  • Providing practical assistance

Postholder Requirements:

  • Although the experience of working with Children with Disabilities would be advantageous this is not essential as training will be given.
  • A driving licence is desirable as the postholder will have access to a Motability car.
  • As the young person likes to go swimming the support worker must be able to support this.
  • As the family has a dog, the postholder must like dogs and not be allergic.
  • PVG membership is essential.

If you are interested in this post please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

The Self-directed Support Service exists to support people to employ their own Personal Assistants and/or purchase services using direct payments. As an organisation, we are not the employer, but assist people to look for staff if they need them. If you are employed, your contract will be with the person in receipt of Option1 (Direct Payment) and not with the Self-directed Support Service.

 

Support Worker

Hours – 10 hours at the weekend, employer is flexible and would discuss having every 4th weekend off.

Salary: £11.50 per hour

“I am a 43-year-old wheelchair user, who has cerebral palsy, MS and learning disability. I live with my parents and attend a day centre. I like to socialise in the evenings and at weekends. I have a good sense of humour and can communicate well. I am looking for a personal assistant, who will help me to be as independent as possible and who is fun-loving.”

General Duties:

  • Transport to and assist with activities, e.g .shopping, cinema, theatre, outings etc.;
  • Help with feeding; Assistance with personal care.
  • You must respect the confidentiality of your employer at all times.
  • You must be willing to undertake basic training as required.
  • You should be willing to provide cover for other personal assistants holidays and sickness absence if required.
  • Car driver and non-smoker essential.
  • Reliability and flexibility essential.

If you are interested in this post please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

The Self-directed Support Service exists to support people to employ their own Personal Assistants and/or purchase services using direct payments. As an organisation, we are not the employer, but assist people to look for staff if they need them. If you are employed, your contract will be with the person in receipt of Option1 (Direct Payment) and not with the Self-directed Support Service.

Relief Personal Care Assistants

Hourly rate: £11.70 per hour.

Relief Personal Care Assistants are required for woman living with partner and two playful cats in a family home in the Coldside area of Dundee.

Duties will include assisting with personal care and daily living tasks.
An ideal candidate should have good communication skills, be physically fit, reliable, a good listener, patient, understanding and able to do tasks under instruction, though also to work with initiative.
It is also essential that you are a ‘cat lover’ and not allergic and have a great sense of humour.

Females only need apply as permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

You will be joining an already established team and will be required to work during the week or at weekends, as required, therefore flexibility is required as you will need to be available to cover if one of the other PA’s is sick or on holiday.

Closing date 30 October 2020

If you are interested in this post please send completed application form to [email protected]

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The Self-directed Support Service exists to support people to employ their own Personal Assistants and/or purchase services using direct payments. As an organisation, we are not the employer, but assist people to look for staff if they need them. If you are employed, your contract will be with the person in receipt of Option 1 (Direct Payment) and not with the Self-directed Support Service.