Jobs Work as an independent carer (PA) Personal Assistant Job Ref: SF/LP | Permanent | Wembury PL9 | Hourly Rate: £8.21 | Closing Date: 31/03/2020 Job Overview: We are looking to add to a team of PAs to cover 24/7 care at home of this delightful 76-year old married lady with Motor Neurone Disease Hours: 18:00 – 23:00 and/or 23:00 – 05:00 (client’s night is currently typically undisturbed with 1-2 brief calls perhaps 3 nights per week; PA would have option to sleep on-site beyond 05:00); 3-6 days per week per PA. Duties and Responsibilities: • Care of client during 18.00-23.00, and/or 23.00 to 05.00 (sleeping shift unless client calls in the night) as part of team of trusted PA carers. • Main PA (who will continue to care for client 05:00 - 18:00) has been client’s live-in carer for over a year and is able to assist fully with training. • Help client with cough-assist when needed and provide general on-call care with personal alarm for client’s wishes (drink of water, answering phone, TV control etc)• Prepare evening meal for client and husband, and feed client. Provide company to client as appropriate, e.g. if husband or other family/friends not present• Double-handed hoisting as required, e.g. from powered wheelchair into reclining chair after meal sometimes; into bed with appropriate bedtime routine. (The 4 necessary double-handing visits are already in place).• Lock up house for the night following departure of double-handing carer by 23:00• Client’s family (adult offspring, grandchildren, siblings) and circle of good friends often visit. • The house - a large family home, formerly run by client and husband as a guest-house, in a stunning spot 5 minutes from the beach - has been adapted to help with assisted living for disabilities, and a full wet room and lift enable the patient to access all areas of the house in her wheelchair. The NHS specialist team has provided a "Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure" machine and a cough assist, and mobile and ceiling hoists to assist with moving and handling. Essential requirements: • Enhanced DBS required. Cost met by employer • Legally entitled to work in the UK• Calm and friendly, communicative style Desirable requirements: • Experienced in health & social care, particularly providing one-on-one care for adult with wheelchair-bound physical disability• Trained in personal care, hoisting, non-invasive ventilator equipment, cough assist• Ability to cook and serve appropriate nutritious meals To Apply: Please email CV and covering letter with the job reference to: [email protected] 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.