PA Personal Care Assistant Needed, 3 Full Days, Contracted, £9.50 per hour
Shildon, DL4
4d ago

Female Personal Care Assistant needed to support a male adult in Shildon - £9.50 per hour, 28.5 hours per week, 3 days a week, full contract offered.

The work setting is in the individual's home and you will have tea / coffee making facilities, kitchen access and toilet / bathroom facilities.

As this position is in the individual's home, it must be noted that they are a smoker and has a small dog and applicants must be willing to work in a smoking (well ventilated) environment and with a pet.

Shift Schedule :

Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays 11am-8.30pm

These days / times are NOT negotiable. These days / times will be worked regardless of Bank Holidays, Christmas, New Year or any other seasonal period

Duties Will Include :

  • Preparation of food and drinks.
  • Assistance to eat and drink.
  • Repositioning of legs, body and arms when required and at planned intervals.
  • Maintenance of skin integrity.
  • Personal care and continence care.
  • Light housework and laundry duties.
  • Medication administration.
  • Record keeping.
  • Continually promoting the dignity, privacy and preferences of the individual and respecting the individual's right to choice and independence.
  • Responding to the individual's call for assistance, assisting and supporting as necessary.
  • Preferred Skills (But not essential) :

  • Good cooking skills.
  • Some experience in having worked with people with physical disabilities such as MS.
  • Moving and Handling of Persons training / knowledge.
  • Knowledge of continence care of leg-bags and conveen application.
  • All essential training will be provided.

    Essential Skills and Traits Required :

  • Dedication and a commitment to your role.
  • Outstanding hygiene and infection control adherence.
  • Great communication skills, able to engage with people and converse about various topics.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Patience and compassion.
  • Prompt, reliable and organised.
  • Able to work under pressure or when quick action is required, someone who is fast to act when called on.
  • A clean, tidy, well presented individual.
  • Smoker or someone who does not mind the smell of smoke as the employer's home is a smoking household.
  • Animal friendly as the household does have a small, friendly dog.
  • Good written and reading English skills as record keeping is required in the form of daily well-being journal, medication record book, food & fluids dairies.
  • Be able to take and act on instructions as given to you by the individual or senior staff.
  • Training will be provided. There is a standard 12 week probation period.

    All candidates will be subject to a DBS check (paid by the employer).

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