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Personal Assistant

Location: Hornsea, East Rate of Pay: £8.00 per hour. £9.50 on Bank Holidays

Hours per Week: There are currently 8 hours per week to cover – this could be be split between 2 position or I would consider a week on and a week off rota. There will be extra hours to cover holidays and some weekend shifts – The hours may also increase as Mrs W’

Job Reference: LJSNER Expires: 26th February 2018

About the Employer

I act as the employer for Mrs W who is an elderly woman of 85yrs and who has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s (of late onset).

She has difficulties with time orientation and short term memory, and requires support with her daily living activities. 

Mrs W is warm, sociable and friendly and responds well to consistent company. She wants to remain in the familiarity and safety of her own home, living out her life comfortably and happily with secure relationships around her. 

Mrs W use to be very active enjoying a variety of activities including:-  reading, music, travelling,  gardening and baking; and it would be of great benefit for someone to support her to continue to enjoy these types of activities providing stimulation and engagement in her daily life.

Mrs W is also an avid puzzler and likes to watch Agatha Christie films in the evening. 

Summary of Duties

To prompt, supervise and motivate Mrs W to attend to her personal hygiene, support with preparing meals, and light tasks around the home.

To be able to work alongside Mrs W in a variety of activities, motivating and developing confidence to do things for herself.

Mrs W is physically mobile and sociable.  She needs support in re-establishing social opportunities, e.g. shopping and attending local groups.

To support Mrs W to maintain essential daily routines, e.g. starting the day and ending the day.

To prompt medication intake.

To support Mrs W to maintain a healthy nutritional diet

To understand the benefit of, and be able to provide, a reliable, consistent and compassionate relationship.

To be able to identify any issues/risks that may affect Mrs W and communicate these effectively

To be pro-active and communicate any ideas that may enhance Mrs W’s day to day living, working alongside the family and small care team.

To undertake any training  deemed necessary or appropriate to the role

The Person They Are Looking For

You should be able to provide high quality compassionate care and support.

You should be confident and highly motivated, and flexible in your duties.

You should be hard working, reliable, honest and patient and be committed to developing your role in Mrs W’s life.

You need to have some experience of working with the elderly and Alzheimer’s disease

You should have an awareness of safeguarding issues and of working with vulnerable people.

You should possess good communication skills and capacity to work alongside Mrs W’s family and the small team.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required

The Times Required

This can be discussed at interview, but a 1 hour evening call, 9pm till 10pm - to support with the night time routine, plus  2 /3 afternoon calls of 2hrs each

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

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