Great meeting to help us grow

Today myself and our PA manager met with a lovely young lady who works within Leicester to help find people, from employees looking for the right work for them and employers looking for the right staff. The feeling we got from her was great and we are hoping that her support will help to find the right person to fill our current roles.

As much as we are keen to grow, as we continue to gain referrals, we are keen to find the right staff that can keep the values that we hold important to us. Fingers crossed we can find the right person for us and continue to support those who need it. Our PAs need to be able to provide a high level of support for our clients, we will not grow just because the work is there but we will grow if we can find the right person.

If you are interested in what we do please find below our job description.

 

Breaking the Cycle work with individuals with a wide range of mental health and other disabilities. Our holistic personal assistance service is tailor made to the individual needs of each of our clients. Our approach is focused on the principles of empowerment, it is based on a comprehensive needs based assessment and a strong person-centred approach. We are a company who understand the importance of keeping clients socially involved and mentally stimulated to get the very best from life.

We are looking for individuals who are able to:-

Demonstrate understanding or show experience within the mental health environment

  • Being mature enough not to be phased when dealing with people who suffer with mental health
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a person-centred approach
  • Have a DBS or willing to gain one
  • Have a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle

We will provide the right person with the following:-

  • A good rate of pay
  • Hours to suit their needs
  • A flexible working day to suit their needs
  • Training and support
  • Mentoring from peers and management

If you feel that you are the right person to fit in with our team then please contact us at Admin@Breaking-The-Cycle.org with a copy of your CV and covering letter.

Lovely Feedback

It was great to receive the following message from one of our clients.

 

“My PA was able to speak up for me, when I got tongue tied, or got confused about how to say what I needed to, or when I felt too upset to talk. It was also really helpful to have someone friendly with a good sense of humour ( & who didn’t need anything explaining to..), to rest & calm me”
Client – June 2018

On your marks, Get set, GDPR

Data protection is changing within the EU and we have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure we abide by the new laws coming in to place on 25th May 2018.

 

So what does it mean?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy

Basically GDPR will change the way in which we keep and use information about anyone who uses or interacts with us as a company. This will increase the safety of your information and will see companies and organisations doing more to allow that to happen.

 

What will you be changing?

As a company we will be issuing new documentation to all social workers, clients and anyone who interacts with us as a company to make sure we do all that we can to keep to the revised laws.

 

I haven’t heard anything from Breaking The Cycle?

If you haven’t heard from us by the end of June then it is probably because we do not hold enough information about you to make any changes but by all means contact us if you have any worries.

New Position Reminds Me

The company has now appointed an administrator who has been emailing all of the PAs to remind us about sign in sheets etc. Now this may not seem like a positive but it has helped me as I have a shocking memory sometimes.

 

It does fill me with positivity as making the jump to the company meant making a jump to becoming self employed, something that I have never done before and something that I was worried wouldn’t work leaving me and my family in a difficult position. However there seems to be some positive changes coming in to place which makes me believe that the company is serious about building relationships with local authorities and their clients to make sure they stay someone that people will want to employ.

 

Here is to positivity, something that is not always easy to come by.