Job Title: Team Leader

Location:  Small Dole, Henfield          

Hourly rate:   £13-£15 per hour, depending on experience/following initial training period     

Reference:  GN4482a           

Hours/shifts: This could be a full-time position for some if required or 2-3 long days per week of 9-12 hours per shift (additional hours available if required)

Summary

  • Team Leader/Personal Care Assistant/Nurse to head team of 10 carers looking after a young female adult with severe learning disability and medical needs
  • Position requires good PC skills and the ability to focus heavily and accurately on training new and existing staff, completion of new employee paperwork, booking staff training, updating procedures and supporting employer with ongoing PA Supervision and management
  • Applicants must be caring, conscientious, highly motivated, reliable, punctual, proactive, have a sense of humour and have the ability to follow written and verbal procedures accurately
  • Car owner/driver required – mileage paid
  • Rate £13-£15 per hour dependent on experience and after successful completion of probationary
  • This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided

 

Other Requirements

  • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
  • Must have a UK driving licence
  • Must have access to own vehicle
  • Non smoker

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

My daughter is severely mentally and physically disabled and requires continuous support.  She is very sociable and generally happy, but is also extremely vulnerable.  She requires a lot of assistance with everyday tasks, including full personal care.  She has a mind of her own with a great sense of humour and a touch of mischievousness.

You will be required to support me in my role as employer, overseeing a Team of 10 PAs, assisting with general staff management.  You will also be required to provide full care and support to my daughter who has a tracheostomy/laryngectomy, a corrected spinal scoliosis and epilepsy.  She lives at home with her mother and brothers and attends a day centre 5 days a week.  She requires 2 x carers daily to give her support in these activities, as well as helping to manage a tracheostomy and her epilepsy and to promote learning, recreation and socialistaion into her life.  This includes transporting her to and from her activities in the PAs own car (mileage paid) and supporting her at home.  She is a very happy, sociable girl with a good sense of humour. 

Equally important is having plenty of common sense, responsibility and 100% reliability and the ability to follow procedure accurately and carefully and to remain calm in all situations. 

 

Additional duties

Domestic -  General household duties relating to the care of my daughter.

Personal Care:  - Assistance with all care required to keep my daughter clean and healthy.  Support with all aspects of her daily care routine to include physio, epilepsy management, feeding and tracheostomy care.

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • Female due to personal care needs
  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • 100% Reliable with good time-keeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Strong hygienic ethics, tidy minded and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good sense of humour
  • 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
  • Full guidance and training will be provided from the employer