Personal Assistant/Carer - HS/AE/DCC2
Job Reference HS/AE/DCC2
Job Title Personal Assistant/Carer
Hours: Minimum 5 hours per week initially with potential for additional hours in the future
Rates of Pay: £12 an hour rising to £15 after probation period.
Work Area /Location: Llandegla , Wrexham
About the Job
We are seeking to employ a Personal Assistant/Carer for our father who is in his 80’s and still quite independent, but due to recent illness is in need of someone to assist him with certain aspects of daily life in order to continue living independently.
He is a Welsh speaker but speaking Welsh is not a requirement. He lives on a working sheep farm.
Initially the hours would be to cover a morning or evening visit to supplement family support.
Responsible to The Direct Payment recipient and his family
Tasks will vary from day to day depending on need and could include any of the following ;
Assist with personal care if requested ( training provided where needed)
Remind him to drink sufficient fluid
Check he has taken medication and has enough for the following week
Empty bathroom bin of incontinence products and put into additional black bag
Clean his kitchen, living room and bedroom if required
Check that he has enough food, let us know of any shortages and/or pick up anything he needs from the local shop.
Make and change his bed if required.
Wash and tumble dry bedding and any clothes that need washing
Check the cat is being fed and has enough food
General wellbeing checks, report any concerns to his family
On ad-hoc basis picking up medication or food items, most of the time these are delivered. Mileage allowance will be paid.
A caring, sensitive and supportive approach as this is a big adjustment for our father and the ability to build a good relationship will be important
Be honest, punctual, reliable and trustworthy
Establish and maintain a professional standard of care at all times
Ensure that due consideration is given to Health and Safety at all times
Respect and safeguard all his goods and property
Respect his privacy and uphold confidentiality at all times
Have some flexibility in terms of hours and days available
Be a driver with access to your own vehicle. Class 1 business use must be included within your insurance policy document. (If you are expected to use your own car to carry out the duties pf your role)
Special Conditions (optional and dependant on the request of the employer)
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 employme