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2 Personal Care Assistants required (Job Share) DPSS689

Norwich

Between £10.01-12.00 Per Hour

Part Time

Direct Payment Support Service

Closing Date: 19/11/21

Job description
Listed below are details of the purpose and general tasks of the job to provide some insight of what is involved. It is advisable to refer to this when submitting your application for the post.
Job Purpose
To support a woman with complex physical and mental support needs, helping her maintain her independence within a safe home environment, enabling access to the local community and supporting her day-to-day wellbeing.
Location: Norwich, NR7
Details
I am looking for a friendly PA to help me with food preparation, domestic tasks, and personal care. My chronic physical and mental health conditions mean my support needs are complex and can vary from day-to-day, including difficulties with walking, speech, memory and bowel conditions. Although I am looking for support across all aspects of daily living, it is important to me that while supporting me the focus remains on allowing me to be as independent as possible.
Duties to include: 
  • Help me get up in the morning (not too early), prepare breakfast and a drink, carry out personal care, and carry out a hygiene clean of the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Preparing healthy meals and drinks to support a varied and nutritious diet.
  • Assisting me with eating and drinking at mealtimes as requested.
  • Doing my food shopping for me once a week.
  • Accompanying me to medical appointments. This will include making note of important information as I find it difficult to retain and understand information over extended periods of time.
  • Encouraging me to access the local community and be involved in activities and groups that I am interested in, such as the Spiritualist Church.
  • Carrying out domestic tasks to keep my home clean, safe and tidy, including washing up, doing laundry, changing bed linen and helping me maintain a hygienic home environment.
  • Assisting me with tasks such as going to the post office or the shops for me.
  • Assisting with personal care while maintaining my independence and dignity, including assisting with bathing and showering, dressing and undressing, washing and drying my hair, and managing my toileting needs.
May include other duties by agreement
Person specification
Listed below are the skills, competencies and qualities that are essential and desirable for the post. My assessment of these, both on application and at interview, will be the main factor in determining if you are successful. Please refer to these when submitting your application.
  • Driving license holder with own car and appropriate business use insurance.
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt to fluctuations in my physical and mental support needs.
  • Previous experience in a social care role highly desirable due to the demands of my complex health needs.
  • Able to cook healthy nutritious meals from scratch to help me maintain a varied diet.
Summary terms and conditions
  • The rate of pay for this position is £11.75 per hour.
  • You will be reimbursed for any agreed expenses incurred as part of the role
  • Hours and times of work: 27 hours per week in total on rota to cover 7 days shared between 2 PAs as follows:
45 mins mornings,
90 mins lunchtime
60 min Evenings
Plus 6 hours per week at flexible times to allow for social activities, shopping and appointments.
  •  The post is subject to the following
  • A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which will be covered by the employer.
  • Satisfactory references from two referees, one of which must be your current or last employer.
  • Completion of a satisfactory probationary period of

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