Male Carer / Personal Assistant

Recruiter
POST MY JOB LTD
Location
Heathfield
Posted
16 Mar 2019
Closes
27 Mar 2019
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Male Carer / Personal Assistant – Part-time Heathfield About the job This is great opportunity to support a man in his own home. You will form part of a small team, working to support our client to engage in a range of activities at home and in the local area. This will include participating in a range of sporting and therapeutic activities. You will be required to provide personal and domestic care for our client, as well as being able to drive him to various community based activities and appointments. Role overview Day to day you will be responsible for helping our client to maintain a dignified and independent life, as advised by the case manager and members of the wider multi-disciplinary team. Daily activities include providing personal care, cooking meals, taking him out to access the community, assisting with the implementation of his rehabilitation programme and promoting choice and independence. Building relationships with our client and other members of the team is key to this role. Experience of care work and of working with individuals with a spinal cord injury would be beneficial to ensure that we meet the needs of our client. About you Personal assistant requirements Caring, honest and trustworthy Reliable, patient and tolerant Able to use your own initiative Approachable, flexible with shift patterns and adaptable Physically fit as you will be providing manual handling and support in a range of sporting activities including swimming. Willing and able to work under the guidance of the team leader and case manager Able to work with others whilst following clear guidelines Excellent written and verbal English communication skills Able to maintain good relationships and work within a team Willing and able to learn new skills. Training will be provided Resourcefulness and to be able to demonstrate a ‘can do’ positive attitude with consistency and patience Understands dignity & respect Understanding of confidentiality and Data Protection Basic IT skills Please note, only male personal assistants will be considered due to the nature of the care: this is an exception under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, part 1, Paragraph 1. The hours required are currently planned to be working Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week, however you may be required to work other days/shifts as required. Essential Skills / Experience Driving licence Preferred Experience Experience of working with individuals with a disability Ideally experience of working with clients with a spinal cord injury Flexibility to be able to work additional shifts if required, or to travel or stay away when needed. Pay Rates Monday to Friday Day shift – £13 per hour Saturday to Sunday Day shift- £15 per hour

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