Job Title: Personal Assistant/Care Support Worker/Companion
Location: North Mundan
Hourly rate: £10 PER HOUR
Reference: GN5495
Hours/shifts: 12:30pm – 8:30pm Saturdays
07:30am – 08:30pm Sundays
You’ll be working with a team of PA’s who provide 7 day a week cover. Some flexibility to provide sickness/holiday cover an advantage.


Summary

• Personal Care Assistant/Carer/Companion required to support young man to enable him to maximize his independence whilst living within his family home
• Duties include assisting with personal care, dispensing medication, assisting with transfers from bed/wheelchair/bathroom using a hoist
• Preparing meals and snacks
• Assistance with light domestic tasks such as laundry, housework
• Duties include driving large wheelchair accessible van and escorting on leisure and social activities outside the home, e.g. accompanying to wheelchair football, trips to the cinema
• Applicants must be cheerful, reliable and flexible with a good sense of humour
• Full training will be given
• Ability to work on own initiative when required
Flexibility to accompany on weekends away occasionally an advantage


Other Requirements


• Must be comfortable with pets
• Must have a UK driving licence
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
Domestic -
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning of bedroom/bathroom
Taking out rubbish
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Shopping trips
Tidying

Personal Care:
Assistance with washing and bathing/showering
Hoisting from bed to wheelchair to bath
To be on call when employer using toilet
Assistance with applying cream
General hair/skin care
Assistance using a urine bottle
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
Getting into bed
Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist
Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
Helping with other aspects of personal care as required
Assistance at mealtimes e.g. assistance to eat when required
Physiotherapy exercises


Social:
Driving wheelchair adapted vehicle and accompanying/assisting with shopping trips, cinema and other social activities as required
Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Occasional longer journeys
Accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family

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.