Job Title: Female* Personal Assistant / Carer

Location:   East Preston        

Hourly rate:  £11.50      

Reference: VC6267            

Hours/shifts:  7 HOURS PER WEEK AVAILABLE (PLUS AD-HOC HOURS TO COVER OTHER SHIFTS IF REQUIRED.)  JOB SHARE CONSIDERED.

 

Tuesdays – 7.30 – 9.30 am (2 hours) + Sundays – 7.30 – 9.30 am (2 hours) + Sundays 18.00 - 21.00 pm (3 hours)

 

Summary

Friendly & upbeat Husband & Main Carer requires a reliable and motivated PA to support him in providing care to his wife with Huntington’s Disease.

 

To assist with all aspects of daily personal care, including transfers, washing & showering, cleaning teeth, dressing, toileting & personal hygiene and preparing & feeding breakfast. 

 

Full training will be provided and applications are encouraged from those who could do all hours or just 1 or 2 of the available shifts.

Other Requirements

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

         

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

Typical duties

Domestic

To tidy bathroom, bedroom & kitchen after use.

 

Personal Care

  • Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
  • Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
  • Assistance with applying cream
  • General hair/skin care
  • Using the toilet
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist
  • Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

The successful applicant will be someone of a kind patient & caring nature able to communicate and work alongside the client’s family members, ideally with previous caring experience in all areas including hoisting & transfers, showering and dressing on a hospital bed with slide sheets and feeding.

  • 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

Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.