A Personal care assistant is required for a young 49 year old disabled lady ( who refuses to get old!!) The lady has a large variety of interests including crafts, art, wildlife gardening, exploring, going for long walks with her dog, vegetarian cooking, socializing, dining out and shopping. The PA will be required to assist with these interests and enable her to lead an independent lifestyle.
The duties for this position would include: –
All aspects of personal care ie: washing, skin management, bowel care, catheter care, dressing, undressing, passive exercises, turning in bed, repositioning in the wheelchair, assisting with pushing the chair whilst out. This will be on a 1:1 basis. It would also be desirable if the PA has a keen interest in learning about spinal injury.
Household chores include: – cooking, cleaning, laundry & ironing, dog walking and any other tasks that she is unable to do.
The applicant will ideally be experienced with spinal cord injury but not essential, on going yearly training will be provided- moving and handling, first aid, catheter care, bowel care, spinal cord injury awareness etc. Must be honest, reliable, punctual, practical, thorough, enthusiastic, energetic, a dog lover, and overall friendly and fun to be around.
Must have a full, clean drivers license on application and be able to drive a manual van and be confident on all roads including motorways.
A DBS is required for this position.
Confidentiality is essential and Covid-19 awareness
The applicant will ideally live close by or within driving distance.
Regular hours are: –
8pm Friday – 8am Monday (31day hours 30 evening hours) 2 weeks on 2 weeks off. However holiday and sickness cover will be required to cover for other personal care assistants on the team who work through the week and weekends therefore availability and flexibility is essential.
The salary is: – £11.15 per hour (day rate)
£8.73 per hour (evening rate)
Pay is 4 weekly, paid training, PPE and car insurance is provided.
Please apply by CV with a cover letter explaining your suitability for this position.
Nycil act on behalf of the employer, and we will pass any applications direct to them
Reference ID: D386
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £8.73-£11.15 per hour
- Spinal Cord Injury: 1 year (preferred)
- Moving & Handling: 1 year (preferred)
- Driving Licence (preferred)
- Social distancing guidelines in place