Job Title: Personal Care Assistant
Location: Pagham
Hourly rate: £11.00
Reference: TM96
Hours/shifts:

Wednesday 9am – 4pm & 4pm – 10pm

Thursday 9am - 4pm & 4pm – 10pm

Alternate Saturday 10am – 4pm

Alternate Sunday 10am – 4pm

 

Open to job share. Please apply even if you are only available for some of the hours.

• I am looking for reliable a caring Personal Care Assistant to care after my 37 year son who has Muscular Dystrophy.
• My son is totally reliant on carers and needs support with all aspects of personal care. This includes dressing, washing, cleaning teeth ect.
• Ceiling hoists are used for all transfers – full training will be provided.
• My son is a sociable individual who really enjoys the company of his carers. He has a passion for star wars, coin collecting and loves watching Sci-Fi and comedy films.
• My son is reliant on a non invasive ventilator to assist with breathing. A suction machine is also required regularly throughout the day.
• PA’s would also be required to provide nutrition and medication though a Gastrostomy tube – full training will be provided
• Full driving license needed so that the carer can take my son out in the community in his adapted vehicle.
• This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided.
Other Requirements
• Must be comfortable with pets (two small dogs)
• Must have a full clean UK driving licence
• Must be willing to drive the employers adapted vehicle
• Other :
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 -
There will be some occasional domestic duties which could include;
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning/dusting/vacuuming of client’s own bedroom
Taking out rubbish
Preparing gastro feeds and attaching to machine/pump
Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork
Making phone calls on clients behalf when I am too unwell to do this
Making tea for the clients guests

Personal Care:
• Washing and bathing – towelling dry/ drying hair
• Hoisting into and out of bat
• Constant supervision when in bath
• Applying creams
• General hair/skin care
• Catheter care
• Hoisting on and off toilet
• Dressing and undressing
• Hoisting into/out of bed or chair
• Giving medication through gastrostomy tube
• Giving inhalers
• Monitoring ventilator levels and adjusting/changing mask when required
• Using a cough assist machine
• Using Suctioning machine ‘as and when’ required
• Helping with other aspects of personal care as required,

Social:
• Providing social interaction and companionship within the family home or out about locally in the community.
• Taking the client out in the community using his adapted vehicle
• The above duties will involve driving the employers adapted vehicle/car, fixing the electric chair into the adapted car and ensuring that the chair secure.

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
• 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.