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Between £8.30-10.00 Per Hour
Direct Payment Support Service
Closing Date: 27/09/21
- Personal care including support with dressing/undressing, support with washing as requested, support with managing toileting needs as requested, and applying creams for eczema. My son can manage certain personal care tasks independently and your role will be to support as requested while overseeing that personal care routines are being carried out safely.
- Domestic tasks to maintain a clean, tidy and safe home environment including doing laundry, ironing, cleaning.
- Preparing meals of my son’s choice, prepared according to changing dietary needs and to manage his diabetes. Most of his nutrition is now provided via jejunal feeding but he is able to eat certain foods if he chooses.
- Social support to enable ‘D’ to have safe access to the wider community to access social opportunities, recreational activities, go food shopping, attend appointments and visit his daughter.
- ‘D’ cannot walk far due to his spinal condition and is a wheelchair user, so you will be required to push his wheelchair for him.
- Support with completing transfers. ‘D’ can typically do this independently but on some days he may need additional support.
- Checking insulin levels as required.
- Administering medication as prescribed.
- Monitoring ‘D’ for up to 8 hours a day while he is on his jejunal feed, and ensuring feeding equipment is washed out and kept sterile every 2 hours.
- Any other reasonable duties as requested.
- Aware of care needs associated with diabetes.
- Must be able to respond calmly and quickly in the event of a medical emergency.
- Must be willing to gain a real understanding of client’s complex health issues.
- Must be comfortable being around dogs. While ‘D’ does not have his own pets, dogs do come into the property most days.
- Must carry out personal care with a respect for individual’s dignity at all times.
- Driving license holder with own vehicle and appropriate business insurance cover.
- ‘D’ takes pride in his home and in his appearance so it is important that you support him by maintaining high personal and domestic care standards.
- ‘D’ does like to smoke a cigarette in his kitchen so you must be comfortable with this taking place, although you will not be expected to be in the kitchen at the same time.
- Must be honest, reliable, and flexible.
- You will be expected to maintain a neat and tidy appearance and to dress appropriately.
- Must be willing to attend specialist training and any refresher courses that social services deem necessary for the role.
- Previous experience in a similar role highly desirable.
- Experience with jejunal feeding highly desirable, although training will be provided.
- Quiet and calm demeanour.
- First aid trained.
- The rate of pay for this position is £10.00 per hour.
- You will be reimbursed for any agreed expenses incurred as part of the role.
- Hours and times of work: 16 hours per week, working 2 days a week in addition to providing ad-hoc holiday and sickness cover. Exact times to be discussed further at interview.
- 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 3 months.