Personal Care Assistant(s) 32 hours - £8.18 per hour
Various daytime shifts available including evenings, plus some weekends on rota basis.
Mornings 9-11pm, Afternoons 1-3pm, Evenings 9-10pm
plus additional flexible hours for social activities
Overtime: You must also be prepared to provide cover for colleagues on annual leave or off-sick.
I have the condition Spinal Muscular Atrophy which means I have limited mobility and strength, and my balance is very poor. I rely totally on my powered wheelchair to get around.
You will join a small team of carers who help to provide the health care, domestic and social support I need to live an independent life.
Personal care tasks …
Daily morning/evening: - Bed-to-wheelchair transfers using overhead tracking hoist, getting washed and dressed, toilet transfers, monitor and maintain pressure relief areas. Showers three times per week.
Afternoon shifts - you will assist a colleague with my ‘bed-rest’ routine involving the use of the hoist.
Domestic duties as required: - making breakfast, laundry, emptying bins, washing-up, cleaning kitchen, bathroom, vacuuming floors etc. Assistance with cooking and meal preparation. Occasional assistance with admin and paperwork.
Driving – must be willing to drive my Motability WAV (Peugeot Horizon Tepee)
Social activities: Anything from visiting my mum for lunch - we usually do this every week
plus shopping, going to the cinema or maybe just staying at home helping me with some cooking or baking or gardening.
Occasionally we may go out in the evening to the theatre or a concert at Leeds Arena, or possibly a daytime trip in the summer.
Key skills and requirements:
Female applicants are preferred, due to the nature of some of the personal care work involved (compliant with S7(2B) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.)
Experience as a care worker would be an advantage, including use of hoist and moving and handling techniques. Training ‘on the job’ provided to meet my specific care needs.
Drivers with own car preferred, a clean driving licence is essential to drive my car.
People skills: - It is important you are reliable, honest, have a good sense of humour and a positive attitude towards disabled people; also, you need to be flexible and be willing to work with colleagues as part of a team.
NB: The successful applicant must register with Leeds CIL and be willing to undergo a police DBS Criminal Records (CRB) check.
Two references will be required.
Rates of pay: £8.18 per hour
Wages to be paid monthly, 4 weeks in arrears
Annual leave: 5.6 weeks per year, pro rata
Start date: asap
Please text me, including your name and location if you are interested
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