Female* Personal Assistant DP5054
Cowfold, Near Horsham
£12 per hour for the waking night and £10.50 for the Tuesday shift.
Female Personal Assistant required! Supporting a very active and totally inspiring 28 year old young lady with severe epilepsy and learning difficulties.
You must be fun, caring and passionate about working as a personal assistant
We would prefer that the applicant has experience of working with people with epilepsy however if your qualities shine through this may not be an issue.
Every other Saturday – waking night – 22:30 – 08:30 and
Tuesday and Thursday 16:00 – 22:30 – Can be a job share.
*Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies
Must be comfortable with pets- cats
Must have a UK driving licence
Must have access to own vehicle
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.
About the employer:
I am a young lady aged 28 with a highly active life. I have severe epilepsy but this does not stop me from doing all the things I love in life. My passions are horse riding, cooking, gym, drawing, painting, food (which I am trying to be very good with, I have sweet tooth), music, dancing, films, being with my cats.
I live with my family, my mum, twin sister, younger sister and four cats.
I have boyfriend called Chris, who I see regularly, we have been dating for a couple of years.
Nature of the work:
The Care Support Worker will provide direct support to Helen to ensure her safety and wellbeing through out the evening and night-time period.
•To monitor Helen throughout the night via her monitor
•To carry out hourly visual checks.
•To time and comfort Helen when she is in a seizure
• To monitor and record Helen’s seizures.
•Completing a number of domestic tasks throughout the night.
The Tuesday care support worker will support Helen with life skills, supporting her to cook her evening meal, supporting with personal care and evening activities. Monitoring her also for seizures.
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Making breakfast in the morning
Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
Assistance with applying cream
Using the toilet
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
Assistance with getting out of bed
Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
Helen’s emergency medication is rectal diazepam, so staff will need to be trained and feel comfortable and confident administering this. Rectal diazepan is the only emergency medication that works on Helen.
The job role will take place within Helen’s home. The Care Support Worker will observe and monitor all of Helen’s seizures throughout the night on a monitor and will regularly carry out visual checks.
The successful applicant with preferable have experience of working with someone with epilepsy, but if we feel that your personality shines through and you are willing to learn then we would consider someone without. The successful applicant will be passionate about being a personal assistant. Be friendly, bubbly and down to earth and enjoy the job. To have a giggle with Helen and to make sure she is kept safe at all times and to help her to lead a fulfilling life.
Be willing to have a DBS check (formerly CRB) prior to starting the role
Have a driving licence and car or willing to drive the family car
Be able to treat all aspects of your role with confidentiality
Need to genuinely care about independent living and Helen’s right to have a full an exciting life
Be able to work well with other members of the family and take instructions