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CARE WORKER/PERSONAL ASSISTANTS

Darlington, County Durham, United Kingdom, GBP 8 - 8.50 per hour, Employed (PAYE)

Posted: 8 days ago

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http://www.darlingtondisability.org/directpayments/selfdirectedsupport.html

THIS POSITION IS IN DARLINGTON.
Care Workers/Personal Assistants (including sleep ins and weekends)

If you are interested in this role please add a message stating why you are suitable.

This 25 year old young lady is looking for reliable, honest, flexible, enthusiastic, compassionate, dedicated and caring individuals to care and support her. This young lady has a physical disability called Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. If you have ever had experience caring for someone with this then that would be a bonus. This young lady also has mild to moderate OCD.

You will be caring and supporting within her daily life both inside and outside her own home in Darlington. Daily tasks will include personal care and hygiene, showering, dressing/undressing, toileting, administering medication, escorting her to appointments and taking part in daily outings and finding new age appropriate activities/experiences. Other tasks will include maintaining the household, cleaning, shopping and preparing meals. Weekly passive physiotherapy is required also. There is moving and handling required throughout the shift. Due to the complexity of this young lady's condition some of the manual handling is unique and this at times maybe controversial to manual handling techniques. Due to this lady's disability manual handling requires staff to be both extremely gentle and patient due to the difficulty and pain.
Experience is preffered due to personal care but not essential.
Proposed shift patterns: STRAIGHT 24 hour shifts 11am till 11pm sleepover 8am till 11am. Shifts will include weekends, bank holidays and public holidays. On Call is also an option as back up.
Car drivers would be an advantage. This young lady enjoys going away on holiday so it would be ideal if you were happy to go away with her.

You must have good communication skills and respect this young lady's wishes on dignity, confidentiality and personal choice. You will be working independently on a 1/1 basis but also need to be part of a team. This female is currently using Pinpoint for her care so potentially if selected you would be working alongside this agency.
Candidates need to want to be in this role for the LONG term.

A few hobbies of this female's are watching Charmed and collecting memorabilia, going bowling at Teeside park and the arcades, town, seaside, visiting the rabbits at the pet shop and having a meal at the pub, kfc, pizza hut etc. (All weather permitting) Other hobbies consist of playing games like Monopoly, Scrabble, Dominoes, Operation etc.

This female has direct payments and has a budget D.A.D in Darlington help with payroll, expenses, holidays etc but this female would be the employer. NOTE: SLEEPOVER RATE IS A SET RATE NOT AN HOURLY RATE.

Job Details

17
Full Time
Darlington, County Durham, United Kingdom
Employed (PAYE)
GBP 8 - 8.50 per hour

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