Job ref JH/SO | Permanent | Taunton TA2 | Hourly Rate: £9-£10 per hour | Closing Date 31/03/2020

The family are currently self-isolating please wait a week before sending applications if you are an interested candidate.

Job Description

Having secured more funding, we have various positions to care for a young man who has a degenerative type of epilepsy. This means as well as having seizures he has a tremor and this has limited his mobility and coordination.


There are several positions, it would be ideal to have 2 PA's to share the hours and cover for each other when there are leave occassions. The hours are as follows:

Thursday: 8am- 3pm.

Friday:  8am – 3pm.

Saturday: 8am – 12noon.

Bank hours to cover waking nights x2.

8am till 3pm to cover respite breaks, and also cover holiday and sickness of other carers.

 Hourly rate:

£9 - £10:

 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 and experience of peg delivery preferred.

 Ideal Candidate.

  • Experience of manual handling and use of equipment, including hoist, and be physically strong.
  • Experience of epilepsy, dealing with prolonged seizures which require rescue medication at times, you would be trained in this but previous experience is preferred,
  • Experience of giving medication via peg.
  • Ability to stay calm in a crisis.
  • Need to like dogs.
  • Car driver over 25 years of ages and able to drive wheelchair accessible vehicle.
  • Enhanced DBS Check
  • Legally Able to Work in UK

 Training will be available for the right candidate

Apply now giving job ref: JH/SO
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.