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I am looking for personal care  for a man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: No

Hours per week:

Monday & Tuesday fortnightly and some Fridays 8am-7pm plus cover staff for other PAs holiday and sickness-please apply if you can do any of the advertised hours.

Hourly pay rate:

£13 per hour

Location:

Worthing, UK

Personal Care Assistant

DP1817

My son likes to be out in the community to access a wide variety of different places and experiences. He likes being out on the seafront, he enjoys bowling, (hates shopping), eating cake and ice cream on a regular basis. Full training is provided

Duties include:

  • Transportation
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

Activities may involve driving our wheelchair accessible vehicle and pushing the wheelchair when out.
Playing with my son, reading books, watching TV, facetime with family, playing with his favourite toys, reading books, watching music on his IPad.
Support my son to access swimming/hydrotherapy.
Changing pad / fitting Convene equipment.
Checking skin for changes in appearance.
Cleaning eyes, teeth,
Administering liquid feed through a gastrostomy using a syringe and feeding pump.
Administering medication including emergency medication for seizures.
Get him up and dressed in the morning,
Help him with physiotherapy
Feed him, (gastro feed) and oral food at mealtimes -ensuring food is the correct temperature.
Changing bedclothes.
Help with physical activities during the day, using physio equipment, Wiping down equipment after use.
Cleaning sink and other high contact areas in bathroom and bedroom.

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
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Must be willing to work with others and alone for short periods of time with my son.

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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