Job Reference: KSKT Expires: 28th February 2018
As my PA you would be enabling me to continue to live independently in my own home as well as offering support to access the local community. There will be times when you will have to support with personal care. I am a laid back gentleman living with Muscular Dystrophy, Cardiomyopathy, Osteopenia and IBS. I am a full-time wheelchair user so this role does involve moving and handling as well as the use of a moving and handling equipment/ Full training will be provided, if and when necessary. This is an evening post so you will be expected to support me to get ready for bed as well as supporting me to get into bed.
Please note that Penderels Trust do not acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.
Penderels Trust is a support service for individuals living independently in the community and will therefore not be the employer. You are employed by the individual concerned.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Provide support with personal care. Such duties may include: assisting me to transfer to toilet with use of a hoist or empty urine bottles.
Prompting, preparing, and applying medication.
Preparing a drink for medication.
Support with cleaning and laundry, including changing of bed sheets, washing clothes/towels.
Emptying/cleaning urine bottles etc.
Empty bins / recycling.
Ensure charger points are available by plugging chargers in/out and turning plug sockets on/off.
Prepare room for the night - draw curtains and opening/closing windows etc (night call).
Support to get ready for bed – undressing, toileting, hoisting, applying heal cream and pad, dressing in night clothes – (night call) .
Support to get into bed – helping with transfers or hoisting, lifting legs into bed and pull covers over (night call).
Ensure wheelchair is plugged in and charging – (night call).
Ensure all doors/windows are locked, alarm on and lights off – (night call).
Others tasks will include picking things up that I have dropped, passing things down such as DVD’s, setting up items for hobbies such as jigsaws. May also require cutting of finger nails, applying wound dressings if needed, putting things in/out of wardrobe, turning towel rail on, wrapping presents and any other tasks that may be required from time to time to assist with my daily living.
Occasional cover may be needed for my morning agency carers to include helping me to get out of bed, help with transfers, hoisting, and assist to wash/dry my back/legs/feet/hair. Also help with medication, moving electric wheelchair into my room, applying deodorant/moisturiser, getting dressed, putting on heal pad and prepare breakfast.
Respect confidentiality, privacy and help maintain my dignity.
To be flexible with working hours.
You have a responsibility as an Employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You must record all details in the accident book.
DBS check may be required.
Experience working in care is preferred.
To have an easy going personality with a good sense of humour.
Be honest, reliable and trustworthy.
Able to work flexibly and follow instructions accurately.
Be patient, supportive and caring.
Driver preferred but not essential.
Excellent English both spoken and written.
Excellent communication skills.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and will change/vary to meet my needs.
3.75 hours (evening call) on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
9:45 pm to 11:00 pm.