An opportunity has arisen for a Carer / Personal Assistant to provide care and support to a lady who has Athetoid Cerebral Palsy and lives in her own home in Neath Hill, Milton Keynes. In return, you will receive generous pay rates between £9.25 - £11.25 per hour.
The Carer / Personal Assistant will be working directly for the client and will be responsible for assisting in all areas of her personal and domestic needs, and to act as an escort and aid to her social and day to day activities.
The lady is unable to walk and uses an electric wheelchair. Her speech is also affected but can be understood fairly easily by most people, especially when they’re used to her. She can use a computer independently and works part-time as an HR Assistant at the Open University and has done so for twenty-seven years. Her husband has epilepsy and is therefore unable to drive, but is otherwise able-bodied and also works at the OU. They live in a lovely bungalow with a large garden, which they both thoroughly enjoy and take great pride in. They have a cat, tropical fish and a large pond of gold fish. As well as gardening, some of her other hobbies and interests include swimming, cycling, going to the gym, photography and entertaining friends and family. The Carer / Personal Assistant will be required to drive her and her husband in their wheelchair accessible vehicle. She employs a team of two to three carers and currently has one vacancy to fill.
Duties will fluctuate daily however will include:
Experience is not essential as full training will be provided however the successful Carer / Personal Assistant must:
The weekly hours of work for this post are the ones shown below in bold. However, the whole team needs to be able to cover all the below shifts and to accommodate annual leave and sickness as and when necessary.
Occasional overnight escorts / sleepovers may also be required.
The pay rates are:
The pay rates are:
£9.25 per hour Mon – Fri 7am – 10pm
£10.25 per hour Sat & Sun 7am – 10pm
£11.25 per hour bank holidays & unsociable hours (between 10pm & 7am)
Overnight escorts will be paid at Rate 1 for 12 hours per day
Sleepovers will be paid at a flat rate of £70 per night, from 10pm to 8am
The lady is looking for committed, caring staff who are enthusiastic and passionate about caring for others. Please apply online to be considered for this role.