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Employing Personal Assistants Obstacle or Opportunity? 12.05.03.

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1 Employing Personal Assistants Obstacle or Opportunity?

2 Choices/Options l Students employing own PAs l Using an agency l University as employer l Other students/University staff/relatives l Community Service Volunteers l Combination of above Employing Personal Assistants

3 University as Employer l Recruiting l Employing l Training l Supervision and Support l Grievance and Discipline

4 Employing Personal Assistants Before you do anything l Speak to your HR department l Take advantage of Universitys systems and procedures

5 Employing Personal Assistants Recruiting l Job descriptions/person specifications l Advertising l Short listing l Interviewing l References l Offering employment

6 Employing Personal Assistants Employing l Matching student and PA l Contract of employment l Code of conduct l Time sheets l Payment l Fixed term work regulations

7 Employing Personal Assistants Training l Disability Equality l Job specific l Access to general University training

8 Employing Personal Assistants Supervision and Support l Feedback from students and PAs l What if things go wrong?

9 Employing Personal Assistants Grievance and Discipline l Using University systems l Students role l Advisors role

10 Employing Personal Assistants l Should HEIs employ PAs to provide personal care assistance? l What does the DDA say? l What is reasonable?

11 Useful Websites


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