Location: Basingstoke / Hourly rate: £8.60 / Reference: SB1212

Summary

  • Carer/ personal assistant for a lovely young boy aged 6 with complex needs who attends a special school.
  • We are a young family with two children aged 6 and two years. We need help in the family home to carry out the morning and evening routines and a looking for a patient and kind female who has a good knowledge and possible experience of working with children with complex needs.
  • The applicant must be willing to work with and support the family.

Hours/Shifts

1 hour twice a day morning and evening 

Other Requirements

"Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."

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.

Description

Nature of the work:

To help in the family home with getting our son ready for school in the morning and ready for bed in the evening. 

Typical duties

Personal Care: 

  • 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
  • Using the toilet 
  • Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
  • Getting into bed
  • Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist
  • Help with dispensing tablets  
  • Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
  • Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring') 
  • Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat

Social:          

  • Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • Female due to personal care needs  
  • 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
  • Creative
  • 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.