Job Title: Personal Care Assistant
Location: Upper Beeding
Hourly rate: Daytime £11 p/h, Waking Night £13 p/h (rising to £12p/h and £14 p/h upon satisfactory completion of probation/training)
Reference: GN5103
Hours/shifts: I am looking for new staff members to join our team; shifts available include 4pm-8pm weekdays, waking nights 8pm-8am and weekend daytime. Hours to be discussed at interview.

Summary:
• I am looking for someone special with an outgoing personality to help look after my 10 year old son.
• He is fun loving, loves noise and playing with toys and musical instruments. He is very tactile, enjoying foot massages and water play.
• He is happiest when he is with somebody who is interacting with him and enabling him to engage with the world.
• The role is based in our home, with a variety of shifts available including afternoon after school, weekend and overnight.
• My son has complex medical needs and requires assistance with personal care.
• This is a rewarding role and although ideally you will have experience of looking after someone with a range of support needs, it is more important that you are kind, have a sense of humour and are willing to learn.
• Full training will be given.
• Pay will increase upon successful completion of probation and training.

Other Requirements

• Must be willing to attend training arranged by the employer
• You will be required to wear appropriate PPE which will be provided by the employer
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.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position, you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives.

Description
Typical duties

Domestic -
Keeping personal space clean and tidy.

Personal Care:
• Suctioning
• Gastrostomy feeding
• Washing and bathing/showering
• General hair/skin care
• Continence care
• Full support with all aspects of personal care, eg washing, dressing and getting into bed
• Medication
• Massage of limbs to improve circulation

Social:
Ensuring my son feels included by engaging with him through reading and chatting to him whilst you support him.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• 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
• Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• Creative with a good imagination
• 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

If you are successful in your application for this role, you will be employed directly through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.