Job Title: Temporary Driver/ cleaner/ Personal Assistant 20 hours per week. The employer is willing to have some flexibility and discussion around when hours of work will be.
Must be a non- smoker as the person has breathing difficulties.
You will be employed to work closely with a woman to support her with shopping, cleaning, getting out and all aspects of daily living. This will be mainly at home but occasionally in the community, to enable her to access shopping, appointments and social activities.
The employer will contact you occasionally in advance where possible to ask if you can work to cover staff holidays, sickness etc.
You should have a positive, flexible and friendly personality
Driver/ personal assistant and companion to a woman with physical and breathing difficulties who is often in pain. The women’s condition can mean that activities have to be flexible as there are days when she can suffer from chronic breathing difficulties. This can make these interests more difficult for her.
Duties and responsibilities
To provide personal support and companionship to enable the person to live safely and happily in her own home. It is important that she feels safe, secure and protected. To support her socially on outings and ensure she is safe at all times.
To actively comply and operate within the bounds of Health & Safety, including manual handling, lifting techniques and first aid.
To attend any training courses that are arranged for you and you require undertaking to do your job safely.
You must not wear perfume to work, as the person is allergic to chemicals.
To read and complete a risk assessment, the Premier Care Health and Safety guide and to read the Health and safety and Safety law what you need to know pack. These documents are in the Employers white folder. If you need assistance to do this please contact Ailn for advice?
To ensure that suitable action and reporting is undertaken regarding any safeguarding issues or hazards that you become aware of with regard to the client. To complete incident and accident report sheets if and incidents or accidents take place. (Forms in employers Blue pack.
To attend for work at the agreed times and give appropriate notice if you cannot attend.
To provide support with meal preparation including, chopping, cooking preparing snacks and to clean and tidy up afterwards.
To remind the person to take medication at the correct times and to log this on medication sheets if required.
To accompany and provide support to the person to enable her to get the most out of all social activities both inside and outside the house. Companionship will be important in this respect.
Support the person to attend any appointments such as doctor, hairdresser, and dentist if required
Must be fit and able to push a wheelchair as at times when the person’s breathing is bad this is required
A genuinely caring person with the ability to be friendly and supportive when necessary
A calm and patient person who will not become easily flustered or impatient
The ability to react to the varying moods of the person in an appropriate way at all times
Able to use own initiative whilst being aware of the person’s needs.
Strong awareness of respect and dignity for the person ensuring this always occurs
Excellent communications skills with the client and her family
Previous experience in a caring role would be advantageous
Hours of work & salary
To be agreed
Salary is £8.45 per hour
Post subject to successful reference and PVG checks.
Two up to date Reference contacts are required one of which must be from a present or previous employer. In addition a new PVG enhanced disclosure will be required prior to appointment (disclosure cost to be met by the employer).
There is a 6 month trial period attached to this post
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