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Spinal Injury Personal Care Assistant WANTED - £959 Per Week Portsmouth

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Origin Spinal Care is seeking to recruit more Spinal Injury Personal Care Assistants to work with clients in Portsmouth.

Do you want to improve your financial potential and enhance someone else's life for the better? We're looking for motivated individuals that have a passion for helping others to join our team that offers specialist live-in care to adults living with spinal cord injuries across the UK. You'll be fully supported by our specialist training course and care management team to ensure that you feel supported within the team.

Here at Origin Spinal Injury Care, we have been a source of specialist live-in care for adults with spinal injuries for more than 20 years now. By joining our growing team, you'll be helping us improve our client's quality of life for the better and give them the independence and freedom they deserve.


£137 day rate, with a minimum earnings guarantee of £13,700/100 days.

£959 per week, including holiday pay 

With a full-time work pattern, annual earnings start at £34,524 gross per annum (based on working 21 days within a 30-day month and includes holiday pay).

Additional pay/bonus:

£500 (pre-tax) bonus for first 100 days worked. Another £500 (pre-tax) for your second 100 days worked.

Please note all figures are before tax.

About the job:

Our Spinal Injury Personal Care Assistants work for 1-2 weeks at a time, on a flexible basis, this gives them the freedom to explore, travel and enjoy cities like London in-between assignments. What's more is that your food, accommodation and travel costs will be fully covered when you're on assignment!

No two clients are the same; this means there isn’t a ‘typical day’ for an Origin Personal Care Assistant. What each care assignment does have in common, though, is that they’re all extremely rewarding, and you get the chance to make a real difference to people's lives.

Duties include:
  • Client personal care, including washing/bathing/changing/dressing
  • Helping clients get in and out of bed 
  • Full toileting, bowel and bladder routine 
  • All aspects of personal grooming, including hair care and filing nails
  • General housekeeping and domestic duties, including laundry and shopping 
  • Cooking and serving meals 
  • Light housework, including dusting and vacuuming 
  • Basic wheelchair and equipment maintenance 
  • Assisting with correspondence, including opening letters and aiding with calls and emails 
  • Driving clients to commitments and appointments 
  • Helping clients get in and out of vehicles 
  • Looking after client’s pets 
  • Assisting clients on holidays, both in the UK and abroad 

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Who are we looking for?

Whether this is your first care job, or you’ve been doing it for years, you’ll be fully supported by our experienced, established care management team, many of whom started their careers at Origin as live-in carers themselves. Many of our clients lead active lives, so we’re looking for someone with a genuine desire to help and support someone with a spinal injury, we’ll provide all the training and knowledge you need. 

  • A driving licence allowing you to legally drive manual or automatic cars in the UK (essential)
  • Good level of spoken and written English (essential)
  • To be aged between 21 and 55* (essential)
  • Be willing to cook and serve a variety of meals, snacks and drinks  (essential)
  • To live-in at clients' homes during assignments (essential)
  • Be able to deliver personal care to male and female adults with spinal injuries  (essential)
  • Be open to working outside of your locality  (essential)
  • A full, clean, enhanced criminal records check/DBS** (essential)
  • 2 referees who can vouch for how amazing you are (essential)
  • The legal right to work in the UK*** (essential)
  • Common sense and ability to problem solve on the spot (desirable)
  • A caring, kind and compassionate attitude  (desirable)
  • A willingness to learn new skills and keep up with regular training  (desirable)
  • Flexible and able to adapt to the changing plans and needs of our clients  (desirable)
  • A confident driver, comfortable driving our client’s vehicles  (desirable)

*Please note, we can only accept applications from adults between the ages of 21 and 55*. This post is exempt from the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 as per section8(2).

**Origin Spinal Injury Care will cover the cost of all enhanced DBS/criminal record checks.

***Origin Spinal Injury Care cannot sponsor visa applications of any kind. 

What’s in it for you? 
  • Clear pathway for pay increases the longer you work with us  
  • Free certified, specialist training
  • Ongoing refresher training provided 
  • Personal accident insurance: to cover you if you’re unable to work 
  • Paid travel between your own home and our client’s homes 
  • Food and accommodation are fully covered whilst with a client 
  • You’ll get the chance to make a difference and change people’s lives 

A live-in care role means that you will live in a client's home during an assignment. This may mean that you are working away from your home town or locality. We will cover the costs of getting you to and from our clients on public transport.

While living with a client, you won’t be required to pay any rent/board, nor will you be required to contribute to meals or household supplies. 

Some of our clients live alone, whereas others live with partners, families and pets. Regardless of the circumstances, you will always have a private room in the home, and we will work with you to ensure you’re only ever living in a house where you feel comfortable. 

Assignments can vary in length from client to client, and we’ll work with you to find an arrangement that suits how you would like to work. In between assignments, you are free to travel or return home.