We are looking for a caring, reliable, Female Personal Care Assistant to join our small, friendly, fun and respectful team who support a lovely lady in her 70s living with Lewy Body Dementia. She lives at home with her husband who works alongside the team to ensure she is given the best of support. Lone working will be involved.
16 hours over 3 days. This could be Mon Wed Saturday 2 x 6 hours days (Sat,Mon) 1 x 3 hours (Wed). Days could change as there is flexibility within the team to adjust. Flexibility and the ability to increase hours to cover annual leave advantageous.
£14 an hour
Fuel paid at 45p (excl travel to work)
Time and half Bank Holidays
Paid 4 weekly
The most important part of the role is to act as a caring companion, advocating for and helping them to continue to live a fulfilling life, keeping connected with friends and family while keeping her safe within the restrictions of her condition. She has fluctuating communication difficulties, due to her condition, so requires someone who gives her time and patience to communicate effectively.
When her health allows, she enjoys visiting open gardens, garden centres, cafes as well as keeping busy at home with tasks such as hoovering and helping to keep her home clean and tidy. Due to the nature of the condition the level of care and support will increase over time.
During the probation period full support will be given to help the successful candidate settle in.
Other tasks include and are not restricted to: Support with personal hygiene, support with meals times. Some light meal preparation will be involved, administering medication, monitoring and reporting on client condition with the family and team.
The female candidate must have a minimum 2 years experience working with people with Dementia (preferably LBD). Driving License. Reasonable level of fitness is required due to the nature of this role.
First Aid certificate, Manual Handling Training, NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care or equivalent, understanding of geriatric health, mobility issues and best nursing practices.
Location: based in Richmond, North Yorkshire
Exception under the equality act 2010 – the post is only open to female applicants due to the personal assistance required.
A fully funded DBS check is required for this position
Please apply by CV quoting ref: 752D
NYCIL act on behalf of the employer, and we will pass any applications direct to them.
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: £14.00 per hour
Expected hours: 16 per week
- Company pension
- Free parking
- Day shift
- Weekend availability
- Home care: 2 years (preferred)
- Dementia care: 2 years (preferred)
- English (preferred)
- Driving Licence (preferred)