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I am looking for personal care for a man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Monday to Friday morning, Monday, Wednesday and Friday night-time and every other weekend morning and night-time.

Hourly pay rate:

£11.50 (Monday to Friday) and £12.50 (W/E and bank holidays)

Personal Assistant

DP2387

You may be required to attend medical appointments with me so it would be an advantage to be able to speak and read English well. This is a very rewarding role and I believe we could build a great working relationship.

The role includes assisting with personal care; with washing and dressing, bathing, feeding and giving medication, getting up in the mornings and putting to bed in the evenings. Must be able to work well within a team. Workplace is in my family home.

Duties include:

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

Additional Duties:

• Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including football matches.
• Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
• Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
• Occasional longer journeys
• Accompanying on trips out e.g. to see family.
• Driving and accompanying to social events such as:
• Cinema
• Accompanying on trips out e.g. to help with feeding and drinking.
• Accompanying on trips out eg cinema, out shopping for fun, attending social events, and disability group
• Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family
• The above duties will involve driving the employer car and pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out.
• Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist
• Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get changed at swimming pool/gym.
• Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
• Physiotherapy exercises

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

Notes:

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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