Employer profile

Active Assistance

Updated
Updated: December, 2016

About Active Assistance

Who we are

Active Assistance Group, a UK based care agency in Sevenoaks, Kent provides live-in and live-out care services for physically disabled adults and children. We are a leading specialist provider in supporting people with spinal injuries and neurological conditions across England and Wales.

A truly rewarding career

Providing physically disabled children and adults with personal assistance can be a truly gratifying and extremely fulfilling career.

Being a personal care assistant (PA) with Active Assistance is a great way to gain valuable experience and recognised qualifications, which are invaluable to further your career in the health, social or welfare sectors.

We look for people who are enthusiastic, committed and have excellent communication skills.

Whilst studying Physiotherapy I worked as a PA with people with spinal cord injury and Muscular Dystrophy. This gave me invaluable experience and an understanding of challenges that clients face in their own home. It also gave me an opportunity to see how professionals work together in the community. The PA experience enabled me to find a direction in my career and I am now working as a Care Service Manager for Active Assistance which I find to be a fulfilling and rewarding professional practice.

Beata – Qualified Physiotherapist

Work offered

Care work (Personal Assistants), live-in and live-out opportunities.

Management Positions - qualified nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, care coordinators, assessors, training team

As a PA you will work either one to one or as part of a team with our physically disabled children and adults assisting them to live an independent and active life. We have live-in and live-out opportunities across England and Wales.

Duties may include getting the client in and out of bed, washing, dressing, cleaning, shopping, toileting and general household tasks (all activities of daily living). It may also be necessary to drive the client’s car and accompany them to work, social events and appointments or even on holiday.

Clients

Spinal injuries, neurological conditions, acquired brain injuries, complex conditions

Training provided

Following interview, all our PAs are required to attend and complete our award winning training course. This covers all aspects of the role, including first aid, and fully prepares you for your first assignment.

For those who wish to further their training and career development within Active Assistance Group, we offer a nationally recognised qualification in health and social care.

I have a degree in Textile Design, Health and Social Care was not my intended career path. I joined Active Assistance as a PA at the end of 2005, worked as a PA for over two years before progressing into the Assessor Team. Opportunities continued, so after a few more years I progressed into the training team. As the company grew, I was promoted to Training Manager, a role in which I now oversee the day to day running of training and development at Active Assistance. Opportunities continue to present themselves to our PAs, within the training team, and in other areas of the business.

Leila David - Deputy Training Manager

Work sectors

healthcare

Location

East Midlands, East of England, London, North East England, North West England, South East England, South West England, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber

Jobs Nationwide, training in Kent

How to apply

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

To apply, please click on the Apply button, complete the application form and attach your CV.

Contact details

Address
2nd Floor
1 Suffolk Way
TN13 1YL
Sevenoaks
Kent