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Female Personal Assistant(s) - Can be Job Shared - Dementia Awareness Preferred But Not Essential

Location: Rugby Area, Midlands Rate of Pay: £9.50 per hour

Hours per Week: Maximum of 13.75 hours available per week. Employers representative will consider applicants applying for specific shifts.

Job Reference: JKRWW Expires: 8th December 2017

Female Personal Assistant (SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT SECTION 7 (2) (B) (ii) APPLIES)

About the Employer

Aim: To support an elderly lady in her own home, I require a reliable person to offer me support and motivation and to encourage me to promote my interests. I would enjoy the company of a person who listens to my wishes and has the skills to enable me to live an independent life.

 

Penderels Trust do not acknowledge receipt of applications.  If you have not received a response within 3 weeks of the closing date, your application has been unsuccessful.  This procedure is followed to reduce recruitment costs. You will be contacted to arrange an interview if your application is successful.

 

PENDERELS TRUST IS A SUPPORT SERVICE FOR INDIVIDUALS LIVING INDEPENDENTLY IN THE COMMUNITY AND WILL NOT BE THE EMPLOYER. YOU ARE EMPLOYED BY THE INDIVIDUAL CONCERNED.


Summary of Duties

This is a support role that requires motivational skills and encouragement to enable me to interact socially and partake in activities.

Maintain diary log of activities.

Resources to support activities will be provided including use of an IPad access to books etc.

Support with continence pads and prompt with washing/bathing/dental care.

Dressing – assisting to choose the clothes I would like to wear.

Take part in putting on my make up.

Prepare Breakfast and provision of nutritional meals as and when required.

Sit with me while I eat breakfast on days I will be attending day centre.

Prompting with food and drink.

Washing up.

Housekeeping duties as directed and maintain a good standard of hygiene.

Support with laundry and ironing.

Complete and maintain accurate timesheets.

To be flexible with hours worked if needed (discussed and agreed in advance.

 

Health and safety:

You have a responsibility as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You must record all details in an accident book.

You have a duty to report defects and or hazards, which give rise to an accident.

 

Supervision:

As my personal assistant, you will be directed and accountable to me and my family in all aspects of your work. You should always ask what my needs are and listen to my directions and requests.


The Person They Are Looking For

Experience of  working with individuals with Dementia is preferred, but not essential as training will be provided as part of the induction

DBS check if required- cost met by local authority.

Ensure needs are met through planning and reviewing.

To be able to motivate and encourage, be pro-active in finding new home based interests and activities.

Good written and verbal communication skills.

To understand the principles of empowerment and the ability to support in exercising choice and control.

You will need to respect my privacy and have an understanding of confidentiality in all areas of your work.

Ability to communicate with people at all levels.

Ability to work unsupervised and with their own initiative.

Experience of delivering personal care.

Knowledge of the needs of vulnerable people.

Good listening skills, Good sense of humour.

A commitment to a service which provides support which is respectful and according to my wishes.

Commitment to anti-oppressive and non-discriminatory practice.

To ensure my safety of the individual at all times.

Understanding of  my condition but not essential as training can be accessed.

Be honest reliable and trustworthy.

Able to work flexible and follow instructions accurately.

Be patient, supportive and caring.


The Times Required

Morning Calls:

Monday - 07.30 - 08.15

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday - 08.00 - 08.45 - to prepare me for day centre visit

Thursday - 08.00 - 08.45 

Saturday - 08.00 - 09.15

Sunday - 09.00 - 10.15

 

Lunch Calls – no requirement yet but could be offered in the future.

 

Evening Calls

Monday - 18.15 - 19.30

Tuesday – no requirement 

Wednesday - 17.30 - 19.15

Thursday - 20.30 - 21.00

Friday - no requirement 

Saturday - Alternating sitting service of 4 hours

Week 1 - 17.00 - 21.00

Week 2 - 18.00 - 22.00

Sunday – no requirement 


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