Job Ref: EG/MA | Permanent | Ringwood BH24 | Pay Rate: £9-11ph | Closing Date: 30/09/20

Female Personal Care Assistant to a 61-year-old woman with learning disability.

Location 

Ringwood, BH24 1RU

 

Pay

£9.00 - £11.00 per hour, £60.00 per sleep-in

 

Hours

An average of 15-20 waking hours a week, sometimes a few hours more. In addition, an average of 2 sleep-ins a week. The applicant must be flexible and be able to provide cover for holidays.

 

Introduction

I am a 61-year-old woman with learning disability. I live in the house I was brought up in, which I take pride in keeping it nice. Routine is very important to me and I also like to take time to do various daily tasks, such as preparing my things for a day at the community link. I love animals, the cinema, walking in the forest or on the beach out of season, swimming, crafting, painting, doing jigsaw puzzles and baking. I also like to visit cafes for tea and cake, museums, art galleries and churches. You will help me with all these things. Plus you will help me with bathing and keeping my home clean and well stocked with groceries. Also, I need support to attend medical and dental appointments.

 

Duties

6.30-8.30.00am weekdays — serve breakfast, help with making bed, medication and exercises for knees and general body strength. Normally you would make a packed lunch and prepare me for a day at the community link before transport arrives at 8.30am to take me there. You will be at the house  when I arrive home in the afternoon at 16.30 and will prepare a light supper. By 19.00 you will run a bath and help me with my evening routine. However, because of the Covid 19 pandemic I am  only going to the community link twice a week until things return to normal. Meanwhile, you will follow a weekend-type schedule with shift changeover in the morning or afternoon, depending on your preference. The weekend routine involves shopping with me and going to the cinema or various other places. You will also help with laundry and housework.

 

Essential requirements

Clean full UK driving licence, imagination, initiative, problem solving skills and a team player.

Please have a look at the information about autism in this website link: https://www.autism.org.uk/about.aspx

To Apply:
PLEASE INCLUDE JOB REF EG/MA IN APPLICATION
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]

All interviews will take place at the location of the client.

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].

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.