Female Personal Assistant/Care Support Worker

Ref: DP5330a

Location: Selsey

Details

I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

35 hours available, days and times to be agreed – job share also available. Saturday and Sunday one weekend in four.

Hourly pay rate:

£14 per hour

We are an easy going, happy, busy family that would love someone similar to support our daughter. She is a young lady of 43 years with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, we are looking for support within the family home and out and about.

Support would include personal care, mealtimes, watching TV, driving an adapted car and supporting her with her daytime activities.

You will need to be kind, caring and understanding as the day’s routine can change depending on her seizure activity.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Support with waking & bedtime routines, including personal care> Hoisting and incontinence care.
  • Preparing meals and support with eating and drinking including P.E.G. feeding ( full training given)
  • Being happy to work as part of a team and also lone work whilst out and about in the community and so that parents have the opportunity to go out in the evening occasionally plus when away 1 weekend per month
  • Spend time watching TV with her on later shifts. Support to enjoy time in her hot tub when we do her stretching exercises as well as allowing her time to relax in the bubbles.
  • Accompanying and supporting whilst accessing daytime activities for example, shopping, visiting coffee shops when safe.
  • Giving medications including rescue meds for epilepsy seizures once you have received full training
  • You will need to be happy to undergo other training as required – your time for this will be paid and any travel reimbursed.
  • Driving employers wheelchair accessible car, loading/unloading customer in wheelchair and securing ready for travel (training can be provided)

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Ideally experienced in working with customer with complex needs.
  • Must be able to push manual wheelchair and drive adapted vehicle.

Notes:

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9