Female Personal Assistant
2 x 12 hour night shift per week
1 x 6 hour day shift every other Sunday
1 x 8 hour day shift once per week during school holidays
Rate of pay £16 per hour night shift & £13 per hour day shift
Purpose of Job
We are looking for a Personal Assistant to work alongside our family caring for our 11-year-old son who has cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy.
We have three children, a baby on the way, 2 dogs & a cat. As you can imagine we have a very busy life and our home is never quiet!
The Personal Assistant will provide care and support to our oldest son, he is a happy content little boy who is fully dependant on others for all of his personal care.
Our son has very high complex needs therefore requires 24-hour care.
Nightshifts will entail giving medicine via a gastronomy peg, assisting with all aspects of personal care, putting him to bed, managing his airway with a CPAP machine, changing his position while in bed, recording saturation levels, monitoring seizures and spasms, 12-hour monitoring and recording in a diary how he has been during the night.
Day shifts would always be 2:1 so you would therefore be working alongside another PA.
Day shifts would be doing all our sons personal care needs, administering medicines via Gastrostomy peg, setting up feeds via a pump, doing physiotherapy, putting our son in his standing frame, doing sensory work, taking him in hydrotherapy so you must be comfortable going into a pool and going out for social outings.
You need to make sure you are awake during the whole of the nightshift as our son needs to be monitored and changed positions throughout the night. Experience of working waking nights would be an advantage.
You would also be required to get him ready for school. You may be asked to work day shifts at certain points.
You must have the following qualifications to apply for this position –
Full training and support will be provided.
To apply please send a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for further information please call Sonia on 07887655721 to discuss.