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Carer / Support Worker

Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom, GBP 10 per hour, Employed (PAYE)

Posted: 19 days ago


Reporting to: Mr Patrick Joyce and Mrs Katherine Joyce

Job Hours and Income:

  • £18.7k before tax, national insurance etc.

  • 36 hours a week (£10 per hour).

  • 5 weeks paid holiday and discretionary sick pay.

  • Working to a set timetable, including every other weekend, some early starts and evenings. Every Monday as well as alternate weekends will be your regular off.

  • Some flexibility will be required to assist with holiday cover for other members of the team and to facilitate occasional trips out.

Job Purpose and Responsibilities:

  • To look after the physical needs of a 46-year old, male, severely disabled electric wheelchair user with slow progression MND and a dry sense of humour in a busy family home in Wells Somerset.

  • To assist and support the client in his daily life as a father, husband and interests as an inventor.

  • To provide personal care for example, getting up and putting to bed, dressing, washing, grooming, toileting, oral care etc. No lifting involved. Gloves provided.

  • To actively support other members of the care team where possible, including the client’s wife.

  • To set up and use the Client’s feeding pump and to manage the client’s PEG feeding tube.

  • To use hoist equipment, suction machine and any other equipment safely and correctly, (in-house training will be provided).

  • To accompany the client on trips out during timetabled hours.

  • To assist the client to manage his personal affairs.

  • To protect the confidentiality of all information relating to the client and not divulge any information to anyone who is not authorised to receive it.

  • To attend any in-house training and whole-team meetings.

  • To provide any relevant personal information to enable the employer to carry out a background check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Other Attributes Required:

  • To be self-motivating and to be prepared to fill any spare time with household duties and light domestic tasks, pet care etc.

  • To have an understanding of care provision in a way that promotes dignity, respect and choice.

  • Reliability and trustworthiness are essential.

  • Good level of spoken English and effective interpersonal skills.

  • Must be a non-smoker, this is non-negotiable.

  • Must like Pets (1 small dog, 3 cats).

  • Employment and Character References required.

  • Good sense of humour and the ability to function in a busy child-friendly environment.

Other preferred, but non-essential requirements:

  • Recent care experience preferred but not essential as all training will be provided in the form of a shadowing period with other members of the team.

  • Driving Licence and own transport would be an advantage as some shifts are split. Generous Mileage allowance provided.



Job Details

Full Time
Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom
Employed (PAYE)
GBP 10 per hour

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