The role will be very specific to each client and their individual care plan. Generally, duties might include; personal care - getting up, assisting the client to wash, and dress. Assistance with daily living tasks and health care; medication, preparing and eating meals. Student support; attendance at University lectures, note-taking, practical support in the library or studio, etc.
You have complete choice and control over your care, so yes. AskJules employ recruitment consultants who are experts in matching PAs with like-minded young disabled adults. AskJules will help you fill your vacancies and look after your interests and the interests of the staff who work for you. From writing your job description and advertising, to pre-selecting applicants and holding interviews with you or on your behalf, we will be with you every step of the way.
Yes, AskJules will find and organise comprehensive training for your PAs, specific to your needs.
Direct Payments, are cash payments made to individuals by Local Councils in place of social care services. They are designed to give people greater independence by enabling them to have control over the support they receive. With direct payments you can decide how to spend the money you receive to best meet your assessed eligible needs. AskJules can manage your budget for you, allowing you to be in control but live independently without the added financial stress. For more information on direct payments, eligibility, etc. just download (link to PDF with Direct Payments FAQ)
Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are paid on top of your other student finance once you start University. They help you pay the extra costs you may have because of your disability. They don’t have to be repaid. How much you get depends on your individual needs and this will be assessed. You can get help with the costs of: specialist equipment, non-medical helpers, and other disability-related costs of studying. AskJules can provide guidance and support, attending assessments with you, managing your DSA, recruiting specialist PAs as non-medical helpers, and everything else!
Working as a Personal Assistant (PA) for one of our clients is the ideal role for someone looking for a rewarding job. Previous care experience, although useful is not always essential. Practical care can be learnt, but the personal skills that make someone a good PA, cannot. Our philosophy is to enable our young disabled clients to live independently by introducing like-minded PAs to support them in their own home or student flat. AskJules has lots of live-in and full time PA jobs throughout the UK. Our database of jobs grows by the day! Please note that you must be 21 years or older and have a clean criminal record. Register as a PA, and apply for our vacancies today! (link to registration page)
A DBS check is to check for a criminal record. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. All of your PAs will be checked and will only work for you if they are suitable to do so. Applicants will be asked to complete a form when they apply for the PA role.
As well as our Lifestyle Management and Student Support services we offer a PA Placement service, if you fit the criteria for care, and all you require is a Personal Assistant/s, you manage your own finances for example, we have a database of experienced like-minded PAs ready to support you today!