Location: Cowfold / Hourly rate: £12 / Reference: DP5054a

Summary

  • Female  Care Support Worker/ Personal Assistants needed to join our team at home in Cowfold village (near Horsham) 
  • You will be working alongside another PA until confident to work alone

I am a young lady aged 29 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 in my own self-contained flat. 


Hours/Shifts

Waking night shifts

Every Wednesday 10.30 pm – 8.30 am

Alternate Saturdays 10.30 pm – 8.30 am 

Day Shifts

Every other Friday 4- 10.30 pm

Saturday 4-10.30 pm


Other Requirements


*Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies

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:

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.
  • Some Household tasks  

4 pm -10.30 pm shifts

To support to access social activities and groups

To undertake activities in the home and to ensure safety and well-being whilst at home

Typical duties

Domestic   

  • General Laundry duties
  • Preparing drinks, snacks and meals
  • Making breakfast in the morning

Personal Care

  • 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
  • Full training will be provided 

Person specification

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.

  • Female * due to personal care needs
  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • 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