Job ref: JH/BB | Permanent | Taunton | Hourly Rate: £9-£10 per hour | Closing Date: March 31st 

Job Overview:
The position is to care for a young man who has a degenerative type of epilepsy. This means he has a tremor and this has limited his mobility and coordination a great deal. At present due to a long hospital stay, he requires a great deal of support to transfer by hoist and uses a wheelchair.

Hours:

There are several positions, Hours are Monday to Friday. 8am till 2pm, or 8pm till 9.30pm .Saturday 8pm till 9.30 pm plus Sunday 8am till 10am and 8pm till 9.30pm Sunday. Some sleep ins are required to cover respite breaks.

Hourly rate:
£9 - £10: Sleep in rate £50 per night

Main Duties: 
• Support client with personal care, washing, dressing, toileting etc.
• Support to eat and drink because of his tremor and poor swallow
• Give daily medication
• Encourage client to go out and about, into town etc. which can be challenging.
• Housework

Ideal Candidate:
• Experience of manual handling and use of equipment, including hoist, and be physically strong.
• Experience of epilepsy as he can have prolonged seizures which require rescue medication at times, you would be trained in this but previous experience is preferred,
• Ability to stay calm in a crisis.
• Need to like dogs, as Flash the family dog is a handful.
• Car driver and able to drive James wheelchair accessible vehicle.
• Enhanced DBS Check
• Legally Able To Work in UK

Apply now:
To apply, please email your CV with the job reference to [email protected]

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