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Client seeking assistance with:Activities, Assistance with Appointments, Domestic Assistance, Health Care Tasks, Moving & Handling, Personal care

Reference: 98232
Salary: £10.00 Location: Gravesend

Overview

Experienced female Personal Assistant required to provide care with existing PA Team to support lady in Valley Drive Area of Gravesend to live independently in their own home. Training will be given but previous work in a PA role or care setting and valid driving licence preferred. Non Smoking environment.

A variety of shifts across the week with the following hourly rates: Mon – Fri £8.75 Sat/Sun £10.00

As this is a busy family home DBS for both Children and Adults will be carried out along with request for two references. Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9 applies

All PAs will need to complete online Safeguarding training courses provided for both Children and Adults.

To apply please contact swccg.nkccgsphb@nhs.net re PA Job Ref 98232 or write to PA Jobs, PHB Co, Specialist Assessments and Placements Team (North Kent CCG’s), 1st Floor, Gravesham Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU quoting Job ref 98232

About the job

Pay: £10.00 Working hours: at least 20 per week per week Transport needed:

Client info

Age group: 50 Gender: female

Times required

Morning Afternoon Evening Overnight
Monday yes yes yes
Tuesday yes yes yes
Wednesday yes yes yes
Thursday yes yes yes
Friday yes yes yes
Saturday
Sunday

More information about working times:

0830 - 1030, 1445 – 1515 and 2030 - 2130
Plus 5 hour block per week for social activities

About the client

Job Description

Personal Assistant Job Ref 98232

General Information

It is the job of my Personal Assistant to assist in meeting my personal, social and domestic needs as a disabled person, and any other day-to-day requirements or activities, as a result of this assistance I hope to lead an individual, independent and active life in my own home and the community.

As my Personal Assistant you should be able to carry out the physical tasks of safe moving and handling, pushing and bending, and although you do not need to be physically strong to do certain tasks well, it does help together with good general health.

You will need to have a current driving licence and an ability to drive a manual car.

Tasks

My Personal Assistant team support me to live my life at home by helping me to run my household, support me to be a parent to my teenage children at weekends, motivate me to go on outings and join in with the community and they work together with health teams to keep me safe and well.

I am a fun loving person, so you will need a sense of humour along with good manners and the skills required to support me well. I am an established employer of Personal Assistants and I value the support that this type of care provides and in return I expect my PA’s to value me and my home, not just as a job and a workplace, but for the person that I am. I do need someone who can motivate me but who can also tolerate my ups and downs. I love listening to popular music so the radio is always on in my home. This is a non smoking environment and smoking will not be permitted whilst on shift.

As I have a PA team that cover each other’s days off and annual leave I need PA’s that can be adaptable and flexible to work different shifts, some double handed with another PA and others on your own.

Below is a list of some of the takes I will require your support with:

getting in and out of bed
dressing and undressing
washing and showering
wound care
continence care
positioning to minimise the risk of skin breakdown
attention to hair, skin, nails, feet, eyes etc.
transferring in and out of bed/wheelchair
collecting and administering medication
physiotherapy exercises
food preparation and cooking meals
shopping and household/domestic routines/laundry/organising repairs
dealing with paperwork, bills and letters
attend hospital appointments
taking part in social/leisure activities and occasions
driving duties over short and long distances

Qualities

Here are some of the qualities I am looking for in my Personal Assistant

reliable and trustworthy
able to accept responsibility
self motivated and work with initiative
diligent and conscientious

Responsibilities

Arrive at the agreed time ready to work
Give notice if you are going to be more than 10 minutes late
Communicate and discuss any problems that arise as soon as possible
Respect my privacy and maintain a professional approach at all times, being careful to treat your working relationship as confidential, including the nature of the assistance provided
Understand and be mindful of my right to dignity, respect and independence
Respect my possessions and equipment and only use the telephone, television, radio etc. with prior consent

Training

As you will be meeting my personal needs for the most part the assistance required will be learnt through us working together however when required practical training and guidance will be provided. You will be required to take part in any training advised by health professionals.

Shifts

Monday – Friday

0830 – 1030 2 hours

1445 – 1515 30 mins

2030 – 2130 1 Hour

5 hours per week for PA 1:1 Social Interaction either in the home or going out and about

Weekend shifts and annual leave cover for other PAs also required

Rate of Pay

Monday to Friday £10.00 per hour

Saturday and Sunday £10.50 per hour

Minimum 22.5 hours per week @ £10 per hour = £225.00 per week.

Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9 applies. Enhanced DBS check and references required.

All PAs will need to complete online Safeguarding training courses provided for both Children and Adults.

 

 

 

 

Salary: £10.00 Location: Gravesend