PA/ Graduate Opportunity / Portsmouth University / Term Time Only

Ask Jules
11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Graduate Opportunity: Portsmouth University/ Live-In PA/Carer/ Portsmouth University: English & Media Studies

AskJules are agents for university students with physical disabilities who choose to employ like minded Personal Assistants to provide their personal care.

Job Title: Personal Assistant

Our client has a vacancy for a Personal Assistant to provide his health care, personal and academic support and help him make the most of his university experience!

Hours: Live-in (one week on /one week off)

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Portsmouth University

Pay & Benefits

£840 per week worked

Free accommodation when on shift

5.6 weeks’ holiday pro rata

About our Client

Our client has cerebral palsy and is a full-time wheelchair user. He started his first year of an English & Media Studies degree at Portsmouth University in September 2017. He has an adapted room in the University halls of residence with an adjacent room for his Live-In PA.

Our client describes himself as determined, outgoing and positive with a “cool” style. He enjoys listening to music, films and reading. He enjoys listening to the radio and blogging. He also volunteers as a Visitor Engagement Volunteer at a local museum.

“I would like a PA who shares my interests and someone who will encourage me to get out and about to have a normal as possible university experience”.

Favourite Music: Ed Sheeran, The Vamps, Take That, Shawn Medes, James Blunt.

Favourite Films: Star Wars, superhero movies and comedies.

About the Job

A great opportunity to spend this and future academic years doing something very different and meaningful after graduating from university, before embarking on a further career.

You will provide our client's personal / health care and social support. This is also a flat mate" type of role which goes far beyond simply care work, and includes all the fun things you’d expect a student of 18 to be doing.

Weekly live-in rota: 7 days on and 7 days off or similar arrangement. This position is to work term time only, although there may be the opportunity to work with our client at home during the holidays.

PA's often used the flexible working arrangements that come with the week on/week off set up to travel abroad or visit friends throughout the year. The combination of this, with the knowledge that they are having a positive, daily impact on someone's life, and the relaxed, inclusive working environment makes this a unique and exciting opportunity.

Care experience is not required as full training in our client's particular requirements will be provided.

About You

You are unlikely to have experience in every aspect of our client's care therefore full training in his particular needs is provided.

·You will need to be physically fit, calm, patient and caring

·Interested in Film & Media

·Good organisational skills and being able to work on your own initiative

·Have a good sense of humour

·A mature and responsible attitude

·Excellent hearing and communication skills

·Have English as your first language.

·Be clean and tidy in both your appearance and ways.

·Non Smoker

If you would like to apply for this position, please describe your interests in your covering letter.

AskJules is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. All applicants must be willing to undergo the appropriate screening, including checks with past employers / tutors and an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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