Ref: 015/HURLFORD/JL Personal Assistant / (P/T)
Hours: 15 hours per week
Proposed Shifts: Mon – Fri 10am-12pm / Mon – Fri 6pm-7pm
ROP: £10.50 per hour
Female Personal Assistant required to provide support with Personal Care to a gentleman with mobility problems following stroke and diagnosis of COPD. He is registered blind (although he does have some sight). His hearing is also impaired, and he uses hearing aids.
The hours of support would be Mon – Fri (maximum 2/3 weekends per year) for personal care for toileting/washing.
Also to assist with dressing including application of compression stocking. It is important to understand that all transfers involve two people and equipment.
Personal care is 2:1 – Either his wife or another support worker.
Moving & Assisting training required – this can be provided by the employer.
Safe moving and handling from bed to bathroom using Commode chair and Rota Stand
Safe moving and handling to facilitate dressing. Awareness and understanding of paralysis following stroke.
Safe moving and handling from bathroom to sitting room using Rota Stand and wheel chair
- Personal care
Assist with toileting
Assist with showering
Assist with dressing
Ability to apply full length and knee length compression stocking
Assist with use of Revitive Circulation Booster daily for 20 minutes for feet
Change bed weekly and or/as required
Clean profiling bed weekly and or/as required
Clean Rota Stand daily
Clean Commode Chair daily
Oxygen machine to be moved from Bedroom to sitting room & vice versa daily. Oxygen machine to be turned on and assist gentleman with applying cannula to his nose.
Experience / Qualifications Required
Experience of working in Care
Experience in safe moving and handling practices
Satisfactory PVG checks
Empathy & Compassion
Good sense of humour
***Please note that the Employer may require staff to adhere to safe working practice, this may include the use of PPE ( Masks, hand gel, gloves ) , as well as using Lateral Flow Testing Kits . PPE will be supplied by the employer.
***This position is subject to a 6 month probationary period.
Successful applicants will have to provide 2 references (one of which must be your current or most recent employer) and undergo a New PVG Disclosure at the employers cost.
To apply please email your CV to email@example.com Quoting Ref: 015 / Hurlford /JL
Application form can be downloaded from the documents section of our website www.ailn.org
Alternatively, please contact Jennifer Lee on 01294 475686 to request an application form to be completed and returned to:
Jennifer Lee, Self Directed Support Advisor
Ayrshire Independent Living Network
The Michael Lynch Centre for Enterprise
71 Princes Street, Ardrossan, KA22 8DG
**PLEASE NOTE THAT AILN ARE NOT THE EMPLOYERS. WE ARE A SUPPORT & MAILBOX SERVICE FOR INDIVIDUAL PERSONAL EMPLOYERS AND HAVE NO INPUT INTO WHOM THEY DECIDE TO EMPLOY***