Job Type: DAD
The Independent Living Hub is looking for a Personal Assistant - Driver to provide a high-quality vehicle service by transporting disabled people and carers, using our wheelchair accessible vehicle or your own vehicle where applicable. They will also, to assist with practical and personal tasks, supporting individuals to access The Hub, meetings, training, education, social, leisure, voluntary opportunities, and employment. This will include providing support of a personal nature.
The Personal Assistant will be required to produce and oversee sessions for groups of people that are suitable to their individuals needs, that are engaging, stimulating, educational and are in line with personal choice and support requirements. A Personal Assistant should understand that their role, is doing things with people not for people, whilst always working to the Social Model of Disability.
Given the nature of the job role, we would prefer candidates to be double vaccinated against Covid.
An experienced driver and clean driving licence is essential
The successful candidate should be dependable, respectful, courteous, well mannered, smart appearance, able to maintain confidentiality, ability to work with all of the people that we support and treat people equally. Previous experience of working with disabled people and a good level of literacy and numeracy is essential
Grade: £8.91 per hour
Hours: 15 hours per week minimum
Benefits: Company pension, Employee Assistance Programme, generous sick pay
NB: All successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
As a local organisation we very much rely on the support of our local community, and continue to support people flexibly to have greater choice and control and remove the barriers that disabled people and children experience in their everyday lives. We support over 2,000 people every year. But we need your help.