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Female Personal Assistants- Waking Nights
£12.00 per hour
Job Reference: CES/EAP/HVH1 Closes: 10.07.20
Job Title: Female Personal Assistants - Waking Nights
Hours: Various hours available – Position will be for waking night shifts (9pm – 9am) and annual leave/sickness cover
Rates of Pay: £12.00 per hour at all times
Work Area /Location: Clients home address in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 and surrounding community.
Responsible to: Directly to the employer
About the Job:
Honest and trustworthy Personal Assistants required to form part of a small team to provide 24/7 care and support to a lady in her 80’s. The client is frail and immobile and uses a standing frame for transfers – previous moving and handling experience would be beneficial within this role. Your role will involve supporting client’s family member to deliver high quality, holistic, person-centred care.
The client would request you submit a covering letter describing the personal qualities you could bring to this post along with your application or CV to be considered.
Assistance in and out of bed
Use of Re-Turn/Sara Steady to transfer (training will be provided)
Assistance getting dressed and undressed
Providing assistance in the toilet/commode
Assistance with washing and showering
Checking skin condition and applying or changing dressings etc
Performing passive exercise to limbs
Assisting with daily exercises
General grooming and personal appearances
Assistance with eating food
Preparing and administering medicines
Preparing food and drinks
House cleaning and helping to keep house hazard-free, washing up, cleaning and tidying work surfaces, appliances, etc
Laundry, bed making, changing bed linen
Keeping medicines, surgical appliances, incontinence products, creams, ointments etc in an orderly, hygienic and secure manner. Preparing these for use
Collecting allowances, prescriptions etc
Exercising and feeding pets
Caring for house plants
Assistance with superficial garden tasks
Support with clerical work
Assistance with getting to and from and in and out of transport
Providing company and support outside the home e.g. with pushing wheelchair, using toilets, negotiating difficult places with steps etc
Load and unload wheelchairs and associated equipment into and out of transport
Accompanying me to social events, meetings, appointments and on shopping expeditions
Generally helping to make trips outside the home go smoothly
Assisting me to entertain in my own home as required
Involving me in any aspects of activity, e.g. food preparation, laundry, tending to plants, simple gardening tasks
Put rubbish out for collection
Ensure that Recycling of household waste is adhered to in accordance with local authority requirements.
Take and write telephone messages with callers telephone number if I am absent
Enable me to carry out my chosen activity whether inside or outside the home by carrying out any other request that I may reasonably make
Always show respect to both myself and my family members, and deliver care in accordance with the request of main carer.
Respect wishes to be cared for at home until end of life, according to personal wishes in Advance Care Plan
Be punctual, reliable and flexible
Be understanding, kind and compassionate
Must be dog friendly
Non smoking preferred
Must be reliable, honest and trustworthy
Must have an understanding of ‘holistic’ care, respecting physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
Must be willing to work in accordance with care plan as requested by main carer
Establish a professional standard of care, which should be maintained at all times
Be prepared to undertake any training that may be required to meet the needs of the role
Ensure that due consideration is given to health and safety at all times
Respect and safeguard the goods and property of the employer
Respect privacy and uphold confidentiality at all times
A Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) and two satisfactory references are conditional for the post. This is a free and confidential process.
The Rowan Organisation is acting on behalf of a third party and will not be your employer nor be responsible for any actions arising out of your employment.