Carer companion in Christchurch, Dorset
Live-in or out self-employed carer companion needed in Christchurch , Dorset for 3 days per week. I am a man with MS and I am an electric wheelchair user.
Normally I have three carers sharing the week and I am looking to find a third carer for 3 days a week.
The person I need would be a good carer and importantly a good companion, honest, reliable, healthy and fairly strong as most of the time the person will be working alone with me (I am a man about 100 kg). The person would also be willing and able to drive and help with the general upkeep of the home and garden. I enjoy travelling and technology.
My carers live in the house when they are working, at night when I go to bed the carer can sleep through till the morning, but must be available if I had a problem in the night which is rare. The carers own room has wireless broadband access for your own use.
I would like somebody who is self-employed at the rate of £184.80 for a 24-hour shift. The shift starts at 9am and continues until 9am the next morning, so 24 hour cover is maintained during the shift, but there are normally two 1 hour breaks during the day. So, if you worked 3 days per week, the weekly wage would be £554.40. There may be occasions in the event of illness or holidays when covering additional shifts would be required at extra pay.
The right person would be a driver (be insurable), be able to speak English well and fairly large and strong. Experience is not essential as basic training and instruction can be given, but some care experience and medical knowledge would be helpful. There will be some basic cooking, cleaning etc. to leave things okay for my other carers. I also have a dog.
If you think you may be the right person and your weight is around 75kg or above and you could start fairly soon, please contact me by email.