Job Ref: SK/FM | Permanent | Plymouth PL6 | £9.50-£10 per hour | Closing Date: Ongoing

Care and Support Worker

Location: Plymouth PL6
Pay: £9.50 – £10.00 per hour depending upon experience.
Hours: 30 hours a week. Variable shifts including weekends

I am seeking a reliable person to work in my care team, supporting me in my family home. The role involves supporting me in my daily life, helping me to maintain my independence and support my health needs. I am in my late 20’s and wheelchair dependent. I am a graduate having studied game design. In more 'normal times' I like trips out and visits to the cinema. I enjoy having a good conversation with people and enjoy talking to people with a good sense of humour. I also enjoy writing and at present I am looking into interactive technology to assist me in my writing.

Main Duties
The role involves use of a ceiling track hoist, respiratory equipment and giving medication.
Full assistance with personal care and feeding. Full training will be given.
Ability to drive the clients adapted van and adhere to instructions for clamping down wheelchair. The respiratory equipment is aerosol generating and therefore full PPE is available and worn for part of the day (training available in its use).
There are some basic household chores to do during quiet times like cleaning and ironing.

Essential requirements
Must have a full manual driving licence and be willing to drive an adapted vehicle.
Willingness to learn and be trained in all aspects of the role.

Desired experience
Have the ability to work flexible shifts (some morning, day time or evening shifts and weekends, in rotation with other team members). A rota is written 3 weeks ahead.
Ability to work in an organised and methodical way is an advantage.
Previous care experience may be an advantage, depending on previous roles, however, the willingness to learn and an aptitude for care is more important.

To Apply:
To apply for this post, please submit a CV, or letter providing your name, tel. number, address & email address, qualifications, employment history to date – including: name of employer, job title, employment start & end date - for up to past 10 years i.e. from 2010 to 2020 and a statement explaining why you are applying for this job.

Please email CV to [email protected]

If successful at interview an enhanced DBS check will take place. (Formerly CRB). Employment is dependent upon a satisfactory enhanced DBS certificate.
You must evidence that you have the right to work in the UK [A current passport showing that you are a British citizen, or that you have the right of abode in the United Kingdom. A document showing that you are a national of a European Economic Area country* or Switzerland].
All interviews will be conducted in the location of the client.

As part of our Information Advice and Guidance Service Enham Trust supports disabled people to employ their own staff. This vacancy is not a role within Enham Trust but an excellent opportunity to work directly for one of our customers.