Weekend Carer - JH/CR/OXFF2
Job Reference: JH/CR/OXFF2 – Weekend Carer
Job Title: Carer (Experienced Dementia Carer)
Responsible to: Directly accountable to and taking direction from the employer
Hours: 16 hours per weekend (Saturday & Sunday)
£16.06 per hour
We are looking for a carer that has experience with working with people that have dementia. The candidate must be caring and friendly. The job role is to support the lady with her daily routines, including personal care, to make sure that the lady is happy and safe at all times and to have a companionship with her. The lady’s husband will be your employer. The lady is a really lovely person, dearly loved by everyone she meets. She does get impatient when bored. She is strong and despite having Frontal Lobe Dementia, she is sharp and very quick. Routines are key to her security, confidence and comfort.
Attending the lady’s needs, keeping her entertained and occupied when ever possible, identifying her impatience and boredom.
Taking the lady on drives and walks, safetly.
Understanding her demands.
Keeping the lady occupied by playing games, playing pool, drawing and painting and watching TV.
Brushing her hair to keep her comfortable.
General housework e.g. light hovering, washing, cleaning kitchen and cleaning bathroom when necessary.
The lady does not drive anymore due to medical reasons, but she does miss travelling. She loves travelling in the car and she is extremely active and mobile. She likes to go on a walk everyday.
To support and assist the lady when shopping for her weekly groceries.
Making teas and coffees, helping with breakfasts such as making bacon sandwiches / poached eggs on toast / scrambled eggs with smoke salmon / Weetabix / granola.
Heat up meals when required on the later shift (oven or microwave)
To main vigilant and keep the lady safe at all times, supervision is always required. Must make sure doors are locked.
The lady bathes early every morning and is totally self-sufficient, she changes and washes her underwear.
To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.
This post is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check at the Employers request prior to commencing employment. This is confidential and at no cost to yourself.
The offer will be made subject to satisfactory references. The post carries a 3 month’s probationary period.
The Rowan Organisation is acting on behalf of a third party and will not be your employer, nor responsible for any actions arising out of your employment.