- Contract type
- 858 days ago
Our Client is an elderly widow who lives in the attractive small town on the Isle of Mull. She is, at 96 years old, physically frail and in the early stages of Alzheimers disease. She needs a live-in housekeeper / cook / carer with experience in looking after people with dementia. If you have nursing experience this is an added bonus.
Our client has a daughter living on the island so there is a family member for back-up and guidance and to whom the carers are asked to report daily by phone, email or text message. Because the shops are close by there is no car provided. If you dont have your own car it is perfectly easy to travel by public means of transport. All your reasonable travel costs to and from the Island will be refunded to you each fortnight although not for the time spent getting to and from your work.
The requirement is for the successful applicant to work a two weekly rota with the present carer, who is a retired RGN aged 60. You should be able to start on 18 or 19 November 2012 to give you a couple of days with the other carer who will show the routine and general Care Plan. You may also be required to overlap each other by 1 day every fortnight on the change-over day which is a Tuesday . You will earn £82.50 per day or £1155.00 gross for 2 weeks will be paid on a weekly basis. You will have free accommodation, food, heat, light etc. which has to be worth a minimum of a further £200 a week tax free.
You should be a good cook accustomed to cooking in the British style and to using fresh ingredients and not bought-in pre-cooked food although our client has simple tastes, this is an important requirement. So, if you are a microwave and kettle person producing pre-cooked Supermarket food this is not the job for you.
Our Client would prefer a more mature person in their early 60s to care for her. A comfortable bed/sitting room is provided in our clients cosy cottage when you have time off.
You must have a UK National Insurance number and be registered as Self-employed - if not we can help with the latter. A high standard of written and spoken English or Scots is required because elderly people can often find foreign accents confusing. Although our client has a landline, it is important you have your own mobile phone and laptop computer.
If you are selected by us as a potentially suitable carer, you will be interviewed by a family member initially in Edinburgh followed, very possibly, by another in Oban if not Tobermoray with all your travel costs refunded to and from home. You should therefore be able to have the time to be interviewed both in Edinburgh and Oban or Tobermoray.
If you are interested in this caring assignment you should e-mail us with your name, your mobile phone contact number and attach to the e-mail your CV with names of your referees. Its important you try and write an informative e-mail about yourself so that it stands out. CVs tend to be rather impersonal although factually correct so please take as much care answering this advertisement as we have taken preparing it - to merely send a blank e-mail with a CV attached tells me you are using the scatter gun approach and may simply result in the delete button being hit - sorry!