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Hearing Male Personal Assistants (PAs)

Hearing Male Assistants (PAs)

deafPLUS are pleased to join the YOUchoose consortium led by Action Deafness as a partner to deliver a high quality PA service in the Greater London Area. The aim of YOUchoose is to ensure independence amongst our clients.

We are now recruiting hearing male Personal Assistants (PAs) to join deafPLUS in the South East London area.

deafPLUS is a London Living Wage employer. We are a vibrant charitable organisation with a lively team. We are currently seeking to recruit a pool of hearing male Personal Assistants (PAs) for a specific deafened wheelchair user, to join our PA Community Support Service. We provide personalised support services throughout Greater London.

Our aim is to increase individuals’ independence, build their confidence and enable them to learn new skills.

What are we looking for in a PA?

  • Previous experience of working in a PA role or caring is preferable;
  • Excellent communication skills – the ability to communicate clearly and to be able to adapt communication methods depending on the environment;
  • A good level of written English
  • Good typing speed and experience of using laptops and tablets;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • The ability to work flexible hours including weekends and bank holidays where necessary;
  • Drive and enthusiasm and a passion for helping individuals become more independent;
  • A friendly, caring and patient manner;
  • A sense of humour;
  • The ability to work on your own initiative;
  • The ability to adapt activities to the client’s needs
  • Able to push a wheelchair
  • Manual Handling and First Aid Skills desirable

General duties focus around providing daily living support, such as developing/increasing client’s communication and life skills, accessing local services such as leisure centres and community groups, supporting clients to maintain their independence in the general community and at home.

deafPLUS is a London Living Wage employer and the rate of pay for PA’s is £10.20 per hour. Increased rates of pay for weekend and bank holiday work.

Benefits to you:

  • Up to 25 days paid holiday (Accrued Pro-rata, based on hours worked)
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enhanced DBS check fully paid for by deafPLUS
  • Deaf Awareness Training and full induction provided

Training will be provided.

If you are interested in the post, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification to laura.sampson@deafplus.org by Thursday 19th July 5pm.
Mobile: 07521 663987

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Personal Assistants (PAs)

Personal Assistants (PAs)

As part of the YOUchoose consortium lead by Action Deafness, deafPLUS are pleased to join as a partner to deliver a high quality PA Community Support Service in the Greater London Area. The aim of deafPLUS’ PA Community Support Service is to ensure independence amongst our clients.

We are now recruiting a pool of Personal Assistants (PAs) to join deafPLUS.

Have you got what it takes to make a difference to the lives of Deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and deafblind (D/deaf) people in the Greater London Area (GLA)?

deafPLUS is a London Living Wage employer. We are a vibrant charitable organisation with a lively team. We are currently seeking to develop a pool of Personal Assistants (PAs) to join our PA Community Support Service. We provide personalised support services for D/deaf people throughout Greater London, in particular South London.

Our aim is to increase individuals’ independence, build their confidence and enable them to learn new skills.

What are we looking for in a PA?

  • Preferably, you will have experience of working in a PA role previously;
  • Have excellent organisational skills;
  • Be able to work flexible hours including weekends and bank holidays where necessary;
  • Have drive and enthusiasm;
  • Be able to work on your own initiative.
  • Have Level 2 BSL (or equivalent) or a Communicator Guide qualification or experience of working with d/Deafblind people would be an advantage, including the use of Deafblind manual, other communication methods and guiding skills.

General duties include providing daily living support. This may include developing/increasing clients confidence, communication skills and life skills, accessing local provisions such as leisure services and community groups, supporting the service user to maintain their independence in the general community, developing hobbies and interests in accordance with their support plan.

deafPLUS is a London Living Wage employer and the rates of pay for PA’s is £9.75 per hour

Benefits to you:

  • Up to 25 days paid holiday (Exc. Bank holidays)
  • A comprehensive training package including Deafblind Communicator Guide
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enhanced DBS check fully paid for by deafPLUS

Training will be provided.

If you are interested in the post, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification to:

Contact: laura.sampson@deafplus.org
Mobile: 07521 663987

Job Description and Person Spec can be downloaded here:

PA JD Persons Spec