PA NEEDED FOR CHRISTMAS COVER 3 SHIFTS (3SLEEPOVERS)

Location
SW6 7QG, Hammersmith and Fulham
Posted
11 Nov 2017
Closes
10 Jan 2018
Sector
Carers
Hours
Full Time
I work with my PAs who assist me 24/7 to live my life in the way that I choose. I am looking for a PA, to work 3 shifts between Xmas and new year.I am female, in my 50's, have ms and am a full-time powered wheelchair user. I am very independent, but need you to do things that I cannot do for myself. I have a rig(peg) through which I receive 'food' and medication.The job includes, but is not limited to; all personal care, catheter and rig care(training will be provided) using a hois%t for all transfers, light housework. Escorting me when I go out. (Fuller job description at interview)

It is important that you have a cheerful, practical 'can do attitude' and a pro-active approach to life. I do not live my live to a fixed routine dictated by a care plan so you should be capable of 'going with the flow' and able to approach difficulties from a lateral thinking perspective.

You should be able to handle the physical tasks of pushing, bending, so you should be physically fit. I am tall so you should ideally be at least 1.70 in height or you could have difficulties working with me, and seeing over my wheelchair when we are out! Any shorter is bad for both of our backs. The mornings are usually the busiest, in the afternoons I generally will need less help but need you to be within earshot if I do need help. You will usually have a minimum of 2 hours breaks during the day but the timing of these will vary according to my schedule.

I am the employer and the job involves self-directed support, in order to do this you must speak and understand fluent English. You need to be capable of, and willing, to follow my instructions. If you would not feel comfortable doing this, then this is probably not the job for you. You should feel confident working alone.

SHIFTS
From 6pm on 26th December Tues to 6pm on Weds 27th Dec
Includes one sleepover
From 6pm on Weds 27 Dec to 6pm on Thurs 28th Dec
Includes one sleepover
From 6pm on Thurs 28th Dec to 6pm on Friday 29th Dec
Includes one sleepover
TOTAL 3 SHIFTS AND 3 SLEEPOVERS

You must be able to work on all of the 3 days and sleepovers

You will need to come for training which may include a paid trial shift
SHIFT RATES:
£9.75 PAYE per hour
£234 PAYE per 24hr shift.

This is NOT A LIVE-IN JOB but you will have a room (with wifi) to sleep in and to use for your breaks during down time

You should preferably live within easy traveling distance to Fulham, Hammersmith, Putney

YOU MUST BE A TOTAL NON-SMOKER

You must have a current DBS

YOU SHOULD BE AT LEAST 170 or 5'7 TALL

Physiotherapy experience is highly desirable with an understanding of how neurological damage affects muscles

A basic first aid qualification could be useful

YOU MUST BE LEGALLY ENTITLED TO WORK IN U.K, EU CITIZEN OR HAVE A VALID VISA - NOT A STUDENT VISA

YOU MUST HAVE 2 CHECKABLE UK REFERENCES

Please reply to this advert telling me briefly about your previous experience and your understanding of the role of a PA in
Enabling independent living in disabled person's life. Please include a contact number and attach a picture of yourself if possible.Please ONLY apply if you are currently in the U.K.
If you don't include a contact number and only send a one line sentence you are unlikely to get a reply

If you haven't heard from me within 2 weeks, please assume that you haven't been successful.

I look forward to hearing from you


Due to the intimate
nature of the work, this position is exempt from sex discrimination legislation

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