Care Assistant/Support Worker DP5458
£10.50 per hour
•Personal Assistant / Companion
•I am an 8 years old Boy and suffer from MPS1 (Hurlers) http://mpssociety.org.uk/en/diseases/mps-diseases/mps-i/
•I am very active and very self-led but require 1-2-1 supervision at all times. I will need food and drinks prepared, hygiene needs meet (pads changing – washing hands – cleaning teeth etc) and constant encouragement and guidance to transition between activates.
•The role will include lifting if needed and keeping my environment clean and tidy to avoid hazards. You will also need to be energetic, motivating and have lots of patience.
•My safety is paramount as I have no awareness of danger and have several health issues that need monitoring (A full breakdown of all health risk awareness will be provided during the induction. )
•In general – I am lots of fun and very loving! Happy to sit on your lap for cuddles and watch Disney TV! I also enjoy going to the park – Scooting and making lots of mess!
•On occasion my Sister (12 yrs) may stay with me so my Mum and Dad can have a break – She is a great help and lots of fun too.
Mon – Thurs 3pm – 6pm (Term time)
Saturday & Sunday 11-3
Occasional Evening work hours
School holiday hours
Must be comfortable with pets
UK driving licence preferred but not essential
Access to own vehicle Preferred but not essential
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.
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
General hair/skin care
Using the toilet / Changing Pads
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
Getting into bed
Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities
Accompanying on trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, cinema, attending social events.
Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family
Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities
Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out.
The successful applicant will be:
Reliable with good time-keeping
Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
Honest and cheerful
Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.