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Personal Care Assistant

Company: Nottspassist    Location: Nottingham

Job Summary

Job title : Personal Assistant

Job type : Part/full time, Temporary

Location of work : Nottingham

*** Hours available includes early mornings, mid-days, evenings, nights and sleep-in***

Salary: Meets NMW starting from £7.50 per hour depending on shift

Part/Full time hours: Minimum of 16 hours per week guaranteed

Job Summary

A Personal Assistant is required to support me in my day to day life. I am wheelchair user living in Nottingham, and require assistance in all aspects of personal care, domestic care and social activities. You will be required to work shifts including early mornings, daytime, evenings, sleep-in with 2x wakes, alternate weekends, holidays and sickness cover. This is part time temporary position but could lead to full time permanent position for the right candidate. There is no agency as you will be employed directly by me.

Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a dynamic and enthusiastic outlook on life. Candidate should be willing to work flexibly as there is need to provide cover on short notice, accompanying me to programs/events/hospital appointments within and outside Nottingham. Should also be capable of providing high quality personal/domestic care and have access or means to commute to work. Effective communication skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) are very essential. Professionalism at all times is crucial. The PA will have an easy-going personality and a good sense of humour. Must be honest, a team player, reliable and trustworthy. Able to follow instructions as well as an ability to use own initiative.

Holiday and sickness covers are expected, so successful candidate must be available to cover these when required.

Requirements

  • Access or means of commute to work - own car, public transport etc
  • Knowledge of operation of hoist and sling desirable but not essential as training will be given
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Moving and handling desirable but not essential as training will be given
  • Smart looking, attention to details
  • Professionalism

DBS checks and right to work in the UK is required.

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday, 14 March 2018

Start date is ASAP

Please apply for this position online. Alternatively, request for application form from nottspassist[at]gmail.com

Quote reference nottspassist0218

Completed application form should be returned by email to nottspassist[at]gmail.com along with copy of your CV

Responsibilities and Duties

The following are detailed but not exhaustive duties that will be expected

Personal care

  • Hoisting to and from bed, wheelchair and commode
  • Personal care and hygiene like washing/showering, dressing/undressing, toilet
  • Washing hair (occasionally) and creaming body
  • Checking skin condition and applying cream if required
  • Cutting, paring and filing toe and finger nails
  • Performing passive exercise to limbs
  • General grooming, make-up and personal appearances
  • Assistance with prompting medication if required

Domestic care

  • House cleaning and keeping the house hazard-free
  • Cleaning and tidying work surfaces, appliances, shelves, etc.
  • Preparing food & drinks if required
  • Washing up dishes after use
  • Bed-making & keeping bed and bedding clean and tidy
  • Putting clothing to washing machine, airing or drying in dryer, ironing, folding and putting clothes in cupboard
  • Keeping medicines, incontinence products, body creams, in an orderly, hygienic and secure manner and preparing these for use
  • Cleaning wheelchair if required
  • Ensuring waste is cleared away, binned and put away for collection
  • Shopping, collecting prescriptions if required

Sleep in

  • Assisting service user to turnover in a comfortable position in the night for up to 2 times
  • Assistance with using the toilet if required

Social care

  • Assistance with getting to & from and in & out of transport
  • Providing company and support outside the home e.g. opening doors
  • Generally helping to make trips outside the home go smoothly
  • Accompanying to social events, meetings, appointments and on shopping if required
  • Assisting to entertain in my own home if required

General care

  • Putting rubbish out for collection
  • Clearing snow from pathways, drives, etc.
  • Clean doors and windows if required
  • Filing paper work, taking telephone messages if I am absent, writing down telephone number of caller
  • Enabling to carry out my chosen activity whether inside or outside the home by carrying out any other request that I may reasonably make

Qualifications and Skills

Education/Training

  • None required but any training in care or related role will be an advantage

Experience

  • Experience of providing high standards of care
  • Experience in providing person centered care
  • Experience of meeting the needs and support of client
  • Experience of maintaining professional relationships with client

Skills and Abilities

  • Strives to reach the highest standards in care service
  • Very good hygiene, clean and tidy
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and non-verbally
  • Compassionate, patient and empathetic
  • Flexible and approachable with a positive attitude, even under pressure
  • Self-motivated
  • Deals with emergencies and difficult situations
  • Records with accuracy and detail
  • Works on own initiative
  • Team player and able to work on own initiative
  • Commitment to own professional and personal development

Benefits

  • Minimum of 16 hours guaranteed
  • Pay meets National Minimum Wage
  • Annual leave entitlement
  • Access to pension scheme via auto enrolment, sick pay, maternity (if you qualify)
  • Fully enhanced DBS check, which you can subscribe to the update service
  • Free training and induction programme
  • Free care certificate

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary