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Personal Care Assistant to Join a Small Team DPSS653


Between £12.01-15.00 Per Hour

Part Time

Direct Payment Support Service

Closing Date: 05/11/21

Job Purpose
To provide regular support at home for a woman with physical and mental health needs.
Location: Holt
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.

I am a lady in my 50’s who is mainly in bed due to disability and also suffers from mental health issues that do not affect my cognitive ability. As I am mainly confined to bed, I require a small team of Personal Assistants to support me with all aspects of personal care, including catheter care, washing, meal preparation, feeding and drinking, and medication management. On one of my daily visits I would like support to get up and build my tolerance to sit in a wheelchair. It is important that my P.A’s are aware of my mental state and are responsible for my physical safety. On occasions when I need to get out of bed it would be necessary to have two P.A.s to support me to do this safely. My P.A’s should also be animal lovers, as I have a parrot and an assistance dog so they need to be willing to feed animals and let my dog out for me during their visits. The dog does various tasks for me, including picking up my mail and emptying the washing machine, but P.A’s would need to put it out to dry.

The Team
As the requirement will be to provide 4 short calls each day, 7 days a week, I am seeking a small team of 3 to 4 staff who will work on a pre-arranged rota basis. This can be flexible to enable leave cover etc. but should usually offer 3 or 4 working days per week for each team member.
Person specification
·       Reliable, friendly and positive nature
·       Experience with Catheter Care
·       Experience with administering medication
·       Mental Health Awareness
·       Basic cooking skills
·       Able to work flexibly
·       Animal lover
Summary terms and conditions
·       The rate of pay for this position is £15.00 per hour
·       You will be reimbursed for any agreed expenses incurred as part of the role.
·       Hours and times of work: Total of 2.5 hours per day, over 7 days per week: 45 mins morning, 30 mins lunchtime, 45 mins teatime and 30 mins bedtime.
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 3 months.
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