Job Reference: NG2161 Expires: 18th December 2018
Carer urgently required to work in a happy and well established team to support Lily, who is a cheerful 98 year old lady. Lily has limited hearing, suffers from anxiety and short term memory loss, but is mobile with some support.
You will be required to work flexibly to support Lily with all aspects of her personal care. This will include washing, dressing and feeding her. You will also need to assist with meal preparation and the provision of medication. On occasions, you may be asked to interact with her in social activities within the home. You must also be willing to cover the other carers during their holiday periods where possible and work some bank holidays.
The successful candidate(s) must be willing to be introduced to the role gradually over a short period of time for Lily to get to know you (and vice versa) and so you can learn her routine. This will be discussed in more detail at the interview.
You will ideally hold an NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, or have the equivalent experience. You will also need to have relevant training in recognising and dealing with characteristics of dementia.
The right candidate must also be kind, calm, gentle and patient; be reliable, have a good eye for detail and have a good sense of humour.
Please be mindful that this is a non-smoking household and therefore smoking will not be allowed on the premises.
A DBS may be required.
Blocks of approximately 3 hours (7-10am), usually Mondays and alternate weekends with occasional cover during the week. Flexibility to and the ability to work occasional nights would be an advantage.