Graduate Opportunity: PA/Carer to Disabled University Student- University of Surrey
Start Date: September 2021
Our client is an 18-year-old male undergraduate starting at the University of Surrey this September studying politics. He is a confident young man and is keen to live independently at university.
The vacancies are for an overnight (waking nights) carer, a live-in carer and for daytime support at University.
This is a great opportunity to spend a year 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, academic and social support. This is also a “flat-mate” or “study-buddy” type of role which goes far beyond simply care work, and includes all the fun things you’d expect a student to be doing.
Our client will employ a team of Personal Assistants (PAs) to cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week whilst at university.
Care experience is not required as full training in our client’s particular requirements will be provided.
Pay and Benefits:
£11.50 per hour.
5.6 weeks holiday on a pro rata basis.
Full training provided.
About Our Client in His Own Words:
“I’m an 18-year-old student who will be starting university in September. I will be studying Politics at the University of Surrey in Guildford. I enjoy current affairs, politics and am an avid sports fan, I am also a season ticket holder at QPR. I enjoy watching comedies and am a fan of the Marvel series. This is the first time I have lived away from home and I want to experience student life as best I can.
I am a full-time user of a powered wheelchair and cannot stand or walk. I require 24-hour care including personal care, all transfers to and from my wheelchair and help to access my physical environment.
I plan on living a full student life.
I want to prove that a disabled person can live an independent and exciting life with a view to challenge the expectations of others in my future career.
I need somebody who can work alongside me and take direction. I am not interested in being looked after. This is very important to me.
I am very sarcastic and have a dry sense of humour.”
Essential Experience/Qualifications Required:
- Current DBS required
- Able to work well in a team
- Ability to speak and write in English
- Excellent organisational skills
- Basic computer skills
- You hold a full, clean, UK driving licence
- Care experience is welcome but not essential, we will offer full training for our client’s care requirements
As this is a vulnerable young adult ALL applicants must be willing to undergo the appropriate screening, including checks with past employers and an enhanced discloser via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- You will need to be physically fit, calm, patient and caring
- Interested in current affairs and sport
- Energetic, motivated, proactive
- Calm under pressure and able to adapt to new situations
- 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
- Be clean and tidy in both your appearance and ways
- A Non-Smoker
If you would like to apply for this position, please provide your current CV and cover letter.
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