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Personal Assistants

Would you like a job where you can make a difference every day?

Would you like to support someone to make the most of their life?

If the answer is Yes, come and work for WATFORD MENCAP. We are recruiting:

PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANTS to work in our small, personalised “supported living” homes in South/West Hertfordshire.

£22,700 pa * (Full time) / £10 per hour

Full time and part time opportunities available

We are seeking enthusiastic, energetic and passionate workers to support 1 or 2 individuals with Learning Disabilities in their home. It's no ordinary job and every day can be different. Most importantly it's about offering opportunities for people to experience things that many of us take for granted.

· You will support individuals with their daily living activities, looking after their home and preparing meals.

· You will offer companionship, encouraging and teaching new skills and developing interests to increase independence and enjoy new experiences.

· You will support individuals with day to day personal care.

· You will be empowering people going to the shops; to clubs; to the cinema or theatre, or just for a cup of coffee with friends.

· You will be working in a small, committed and relaxed team.

This role can be both rewarding and challenging as you support people with their everyday needs, communication and assisting them to maintain their emotional health and general wellbeing.

We can offer flexible work patterns, but you would need to be able to join in with weekend and evening shifts; and sleep-ins. We are supporting people in great locations close to Watford, with good links to bus and train travel.

Being a driver is a big advantage as that can help people with limited mobility to be able to get out and about, and can bring even more verity to the role.

If you feel passionate about all people being given an opportunity to live life to the full then this type of job could suit you very well. Previous experience somewhere in social or healthcare or mental health support is helpful but not essential. It is more important that you share our values in your approach and can demonstrate this. You will receive appropriate training to develop skills and increase knowledge.

Watford Mencap offers a comprehensive training program including the care certificate if you don't already have this. We are committed to offering opportunities to develop skills and abilities. You can join the Care Academy for a range of additional Discounts and Benefits in this role.  https://www.hertscareacademy.com/

Please complete and an application forms and return it to recruitment@watfordmencap.org.uk or to HR Department, Watford Mencap, 92a Langley Road, Watford, Herts, WD17 4PJ

If you have any queries please call 01923 713623. Or if you want to talk about the role in more detail before you apply you can phone Lorrain on 07850 815689 to please call Helen on 07384 831280

Application form (if you are prompted to open this document in read only mode click "no" you can then write in the form and save to document to your computer.)

Please read the Job Description and Personal Specification

Salary: £10.00 /hour (£19,500 per year), full-time position is 37.5 hours.

We all work shifts, some weekends and bank holidays.

*Additionally, sleep in duties are paid at around £63 per sleep-in. A full-time salary with a sleep in duty per week is around £22.7k pa