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Carer / Support Worker

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

Posted: 19 days ago

Description

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

CarerSupport
20/05/2016
Full Time
Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom
Employed (PAYE)
GBP 10 per hour

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