Care and Support Assistant
Provider: Services For Independent Living
Location: Norton Canon
Number of posts:
Personal Assistant Required to support me in my home. Experience not essential but good sense of humour and cheerful capable nature required. £14 per hour. Rolling rota of Week 1 Wednesday 9am-12pm and 4pm-5.30pm Week 2 Wednesday 9am-12pm and 4pm-5.30pm Saturday 9am-12pm and 4pm-5.30pm Sunday 9am-12pm and 4pm-5.30pm PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO DISABLED EMPLOYER ___________________________________________ Salary £14 Per Hour. Location Norton Canon Hours Rolling rota Week 1 Wednesday 9am-12pm and 4pm-5.30pm Week 2 Wednesday 9am-12pm and 4pm-5.30pm Saturday 9am-12pm and 4pm-5.30pm Sunday 9am-12pm and 4pm-5.30pm _____________________________________________ About Me I live with my husband near Norton Canon. Unfortunately I have had a stroke which has left me paralysed on my left side. I am seventy five years old and love art and music, as well as going to places such as garden centres and markets. Job details Personal care. You would be helping me with tasks such as bathing and dressing. This will include using a hoist to get in and out of my wheelchair Housekeeping Making and changing of my bed, cleaning of my room, dusting, laundry and ironing, etc. Shopping I would need you to help me out of my vehicle and load and unload wheelchair, bags etc. Medication My Daughter prepares the medication, you would just be required to ensure I take it. Preparation and cooking of some meals You do not have to be a fantastic cook. You would need to wash up and leave the kitchen clean & tidy afterwards. Hobbies and social activities Supporting me to continue doing what I enjoy. I also attend Headway 1-2 times a week Supporting me at various events To assist with any personal care needs, obtaining drinks and refreshments and taking notes. Other small jobs e.g. helping to sort papers and letters About You Previous experience of similar work is desirable but not essential, as I will make sure you get the training you need. You will be willing to attend any training needed e.g. first aid, manual handling etc. You must be able to understand the importance of confidentiality, be patient, calm, be a good communicator and have a good sense of humour. A good attitude to independence is important to understand a disabled person and their choices Team work is important as well as being able to work on your own initiative, and have some flexibility to allow for holiday or sickness cover. You will need to be a car driver/owner and be physically fit enough to undertake any manual handling needed. About Direct Payments Direct payments are available from Local Authorities for people who have a care and support plan in place following a social care assessment. An amount of money is allocated to purchase the assistance and care needed to live independently. I should stress that I will be your employer and have full responsibility for recruitment, contracts, supervision, pay, training etc. A support service assists me in meeting my responsibilities as an employer. Salary: £14 Hours: These are the minimally contracted hours. If I require additional support at other times I will try to give as much notice as possible, an ability to be flexible would be an advantage.