Morning Part Time Support Worker in Cambourne CB23

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Cambourne ,
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Support Worker

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Support Worker PER536433b/RV

About me

I am a woman in my late 40s with limb girdle muscular dystrophy, married with professional part time job and many interests living in Cambourne CB23.

I use a powered wheelchair for mobility, transfers via hoist with two people and use a non-invasive ventilator the majority of the time.

I have extensive experience of living independently in CB24 and have put considerable thought into set up and routines.

I require assistance with all aspects of daily living, with housework and driving.

Hours and rate of Pay

  • 1 hour per day to work alongside my live-in worker to support me having a shower, the timing could be discussed, and I am keen to be flexible with the right person/s
  • Rate of pay £12 per hour
  • The post will include 5.6 weeks paid annual leave (pro-rata)
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

What you would be doing…

  •  Assist with personal care as instructed by me in a sensitive and dignified manner.
  • If required, assist in the preparation of snacks and meals.
  • It is important that you wear clothing and footwear appropriate to the tasks involved, e.g. flat shoes and clothes which permit freedom of movement.
  • If required, under my direction, supervise and/or assist in the administration of prescribed medication.
  • Undergo relevant training for professional development (and be paid the time taken for this).
  • Being alert and responsive to ventilator problems and assist swiftly with resolving them calmly (once trained)
  • Assisting with leaving the house including in an emergency

The person I would like…

  • This post is open only to people who identify as female due to the personal care element of the job and is a genuine occupational requirement. This is in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9. 
  • You will be comfortable around disabled people with significant support requirements
  • Be responsive in a crisis
  • Be able to read text on backlit screen promptly
  • Be able to plug and unplug hoses and power leads without assistance, some of which are close to the floor
  • You should be a fluent English speaker (as I am not always able to speak up, face you or repeat what I have said)
  • Some knowledge of supporting people in their own homes and proven care skills
  • Previous experience of working 1-1 with disabled adults.  I am also advertising for a 2 hour a day post on PER/536433a/RV

“Please note that this advert has been placed on behalf of one of our customers.  Should your application be successful, and you are offered the position, you will be directly employed by the customer and not by PeoplePlus”


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