Female Care Assistants – Harrogate – D189

Female Personal Assistants are required to cover shifts supporting a quadriplegic lady in Harrogate. There are 50 hours per week available overall, and shifts will cover 7 days including some sleepovers. There are various shifts to cover full or part time hours are available.

Preferably with minimum 6 months professional experience of caring and supporting people with spinal injuries to live independently. You will be working on a one to one basis as part of an energetic, dedicated and fun team. The work is on a rota basis incl weekends and sleeping nights. Fixed or flexible hours are available.

“I am a 45 year old lady and I am quadriplegic. I am reliant on a manual wheelchair to be mobile. I live in my own adapted home and require personal assistants to enable me to maintain my independence by supporting me with my day to day living activities and my personal care throughout the day and night. I have a fun personality and have a good sense of humour. I enjoy socialising with friends and family and will require a carer to drive my adapted vehicle to enable me to do this.

The post holder will join an experienced and dedicated team delivering 24 hour care and support to enable me as wheelchair user to live independently within my own home. The duties of the carer will include intimate personal care, catheter management and medication administration, hoisting , meal preparation and assisting with eating and drinking. Other duties include maintaining all domestic tasks to a high standard including washing, ironing, cooking, cleaning, shopping etc.

The shifts are: Monday to Friday 7 am till 10 am

Saturday & Sunday 7 am till 8 pm, and 8 pm till 7 am (sleepovers)

The rate of pay is £8.57 per hour, with an enhanced weekend rate of £10.90 and £82.10 per sleepover.

A clean driving licence would be an advantage but not essential to be able to drive my adapted vehicle.

A good standard of fitness is needed to be able to confidently push me in my wheelchair & to be able to hoist me & assist me with moving.

Ideally I am looking for someone with an enthusiastic personality and outlook on life, a positive and caring ‘ can do’ attitude and the ability to use their own initiative in and around the house. Flexibility to work shifts as part of a team and a good command of the English language. Non smoker and a willingness and ability to support me on holidays at home and abroad.

Exception under the Equality Act (2010) – the post is only open to female applicants due to the personal assistance required.

Please apply by CV quoting ref: D189, for further information telephone our office on 01723 588002. Please supply a cover letter explaining how many hours you are interested in working.

Nycil act on behalf of the employer, and will pass any applications direct to them.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £8.57 to £10.90 /hour

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