Ref: 012 Casual / Newmilns /JL
Personal Carer / Companion (Female) CASUAL
Hours: Casual – As and When required to cover holidays and sickness
Shifts to be covered as and when required
Mon – Thur 7.30am – 5.00pm / Fri 7.30am – 3.30pm ROP: £10.50 per hour
A Casual Personal Assistant / Companion is required to provide holiday and sickness cover for a full-time member of staff. You will support an elderly lady with Dementia in her home and on social outings. It is important to recognize that as much of the care you are employed to assist with will be provided within the lady’s home, confidentiality and respect for her privacy and that of her family is of the utmost importance.
Applicants must be patient / outgoing / chatty and easy to talk to and have the ability to provide emotional reassurance & support. Dementia experience preferred but not essential. The tasks you may be required to do will vary, according to the needs of the lady and will include the following:
Personal Care / Emotional Support:
Provision of Personal Care – including assistance to shower, get dressed and support to visit the bathroom. You will be required to assist at meal times including meal preparation. You will provide emotional support and ensure her safety and wellbeing. Please note that being left on her own causes her anxiety and emotional distress therefore it is very important that staff arrive for shift on time.
You will provide companionship both within the family home and on social outings, encouraging her to go for walks / to local cafes and shops. The lady enjoys a good conversation and her favourite television programmes include Miss Marple and Inspector Morse.
Experience / Qualifications Required
Experience of working with the elderly / Dementia preferred but not essential.
Driver with use of own car preferred but not essential ( if using your car for work purposes full clean driving licence and business insurance for your car required / fuel costs will be covered by the employer along with any other out of pocket expenses).
***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 (or update) PVG Disclosure at the employers cost.
To apply please email your CV to email@example.com quoting Ref: 012 Casual/ Newmilns /JL
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***Go back