Details

I am looking for personal care  for a woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: No

Hours per week:

Monday am to Monday am. 2 weeks out 4

Hourly pay rate:

£950 per week (13 hours daily average)

Location:

Lancing, UK

Live in Female Personal Care Assistants

DP4836a

I have cerebral palsy and epilepsy and am physically unable to carry out most tasks but am passionate about my rights to live my life the way I choose and want full control over my independence.

I have a busy work and social life and am looking for a friendly, patient, outgoing carer who can support me to maintain my independence, who can learn to recognise when I need help and be responsive to my needs.

This role will require you to drive me in my own wheelchair adapted vehicle. Your own room will be provided.

If you are up for a challenge and can make a stonking cup of tea, you may be the right PA for me!

 

Duties include:

  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Looking after pets
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

Help to get in and out of the shower as required using hoist. In the mornings I will have 2 PAs to assist with this. On other occasions you will be required to use the hoist by yourself.
Assistance with applying cream if required.
General skin and hair care
Medication dispensing as directed by me i.e. helping to take the tablets from the foil/packets and putting the medication in my mouth, using a nebuliser.
Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting me to get changed in the swimming pool/gym and be happy to get in the pool with me.
Accompanying and assisting me on shopping trips when required
Accompanying when clothes buying, including help with undressing/dressing and lifting clothes off the rails
Accompanying me when accessing social and leisure activities, including swimming and art classes and seeing friends.
Accompanying me on longer journeys/short holidays e.g. to London by car or train to get my splints reviewed.
Accompanying on trips out e.g. the vet, the church, theatre group, work, pubs and cafes, cinema, theatre and shows
Some of the above duties will involve driving my car, which I am wheeled into, and pushing my manual wheelchair when out.
Assisting me and another carer to go out for a daily walk, using my Meywalker.

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
  • 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

Honest, cheerful and with a good sense of humour
Someone who will take time to listen to me and work out what I want
Be happy to take regular lateral flow tests
As this position involves you driving my car, I am restricted to employing people who are aged 25 years or over due to insurance rules.

Notes:

The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours

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

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