Waking night – Personal assistant

Ref: DP5103

Location: Steyning

Details

I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

9:30pm - 8:30am Fridays and Saturdays. 22 hours a week.

Hourly pay rate:

£15

Our son is very lovable, tactile (due to having very little hearing and sight) and playful. He requires feeding, personal care but mainly the company of a caring person. Training will be given for both of these as well as the other bits of training that are needed like first aid, manual handling, medication, risk assessment etc. Our so lives in his adapted home with his mum, dad and sibling, Our friendly dog lives here too and will keep you company over night.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

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

Our Son communicates via touch – due to being ‘deafblind’ he therefore needs a person who is comfortable with physical contact.

Property is smoke free  – No smokers – Thanks

Additional requirements

Non-smoker due to medical reasons, Vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission

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

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