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Example 1: Families looking to employ a Personal Assistant

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN EXAMPLE AND NOT A REAL POST.

THIS EXAMPLE IS BEING USED BY THE BEDFORD BOROUGH PARENT CARER FORUM TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON A CO-PRODUCED FINAL TEMPLATE THAT WORKS FOR FAMILIES IN BEDFORD BOROUGH.

IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF THE PARENT CARER FORUM AND HAVE FEEDBACK PLEASE EMAIL Local.Offer@bedford.gov.uk 

 

Name of parent/carer

Miss Claire Jones  

Area

Bromham,  would you like the start of a post code MK41?

Rate of Pay

£8.72 if on payroll / £9.95 if officially self-employed

** **If self-employed you will need to provide official proof of your self-employed status with HMRC, and evidence of your public liability insurance

Description of your child’s needs

This will be posted online on the Bedford Borough Local Offer page so please do not use identifying information for your child’s privacy.

The employer is a family looking to employ a male PA for their 13 year old son, who has mild learning difficulties and some challenging behaviour issues. To support him in developing and building upon his social and interaction skills outside of the family home.

 

Description of duty’s expected of the PA.

i.e. personal care/activities in the community/home support etc.

A personal assistant is sought to assist him to explore & expand his leisure opportunities & activities and to spend some quality time away from his parents and to access activities locally in the community.

To assist the employer’s son with having time out in the community under the supervision of an adult and working towards developing his interaction and independent skills.

Accompanying on local shopping trips and outing. Ranging from walks in the park, to his kickboxing sessions and new activities he would like to explore.

Any other task which the employer may reasonably ask you to do which falls within the scope of the job as a Personal Assistant 

 

Hours you would ideally like your PA to work

i.e. evenings/weekends/school holidays. Detail specific hours and if hours can be flexible.

4 hours per week worked during school term and 8 hrs per week worked during school holidays; preferably one evening a week but days and times can be discussed at interview

 

 

 

Skill’s/training your PA should ideally have or willingness to train for.

i.e. medication administration/epilepsy awareness etc.

The successful applicant will be friendly, able to give empathetic support, while respecting the employer’s independence but also able to take instruction.

A can-do attitude and aptitude to assist the employer with his varied interests are needed with a willingness to help him explore new activities, joining in when appropriate.

Must be flexible, trustworthy and active with a good sense of humour, preferably with a full, clean driving licence.

Please note this role is subject to satisfactory disclosure from DBS checks (cost borne by Employer) Please note you will be directly employed by the person (or their representative) that you will be assisting.  Bedford Borough Council  is not the employer.

 

 

Phone Number

01234 567891

Email Address

person@email.co.uk

 

Any other information you feel is needed to be included regarding your service?

Please include your child’s likes and dislikes, preferred activities and any other relevant information.

 

 

 

 

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Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old