P/T Support worker Driver/ Irvine
New advert Feb 2021
1 x Personal Assistant/ Driver required – 64hrs over a 4 week period (flexible)
£9.30 per hr
Days and times to be discussed at interview.
The role involves caring for a man who has a spinal injury and is a wheelchair user. He lives with and gets support from his wife.
He is looking to employ a personal assistant on a flexible basis, evening and weekend included (64 hrs flexible over 4 weeks.) Applicants expected to be flexible regarding hours of work and to be able to work extra hours if required.
There may be occasional overnights, this will be discussed
He is looking for someone that will help him continue to lead an independent life. It would be preferable that you have experience of supporting adults with physical disabilities.
It is important to recognise that the care and support you will assist with will involve going to the family home, therefore confidentiality and respect for him and his wife’s privacy and daily routine is of the upmost importance.
Main role will include personal care, for example, support with washing/showering, dressing, catheter care, assisting with bowel management, giving medication, ensuring appropriate levels of hygiene, assisting with meal preparation etc. This will include the use of a mobile hoist, experience preferred.
A supporting role will be to accompany and provide support enabling him to attend appointments, meet friends, travel to concerts, attend football games, so he can get the most out of a social life, both inside and outside the house. Part of the role will be to drive and assist at business meetings.
Looking for a competent, experienced driver with full clean driving licence who can drive his wheelchair accessible vehicle, the car is Automatic
Attend any training courses that are arranged and that you need to undertake in order to do your job safely. Training will be paid for by the employer.
There is a 6 month probationary period attached to this post
Successful applicant will have to undergo a new or update of the PVG disclosure scheme, paid by the employer, as well as provide 2 up to date references contacts.
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Vacancy ref — P/T Support worker / Driver – 16hrs Irvine – EG
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