Personal Assistant/ Carer

Job Reference
ES/PER539088/SN
Salary Description
Monthly
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
Hove ,
Brighton
Advert

About Employer

Employer has mid-stage Alzhiemer's, is severely sight impaired (but actually can still see quite a bit) and very hard of hearing so is dependent on hearing aids, she is still continent. She lives in a small pleasant flat in central Hove and is looked after by her family and one carer who has been with us for 2 years.

She now requires 24 hour care so we are looking for someone to join the team as soon as possible.

Work Duties will include:

  • Help her get to and from the bathroom during the night, she usually goes once or twice.
  • Assisting with personal care if she can’t manage herself.
  • Helping her get back into bed
  • General kindness and reassurance as she has dementia and is vulnerable.
  • If she wakes early to partially dress her, put in her hearing aids give her a hot drink
  • She is severely sight impaired and very hard of hearing without her hearing aids so during the night ensuring she understands you.
  • At all times being very kind and gentle with her.

Day-time duties:

  • Dressing her

  • Personal care and showering
  • Preparing simple healthy meals
  • Administering medication
  • Most importantly being a companion to her, keeping her entertained/occupied and happy
  • Taking her out in her wheelchair
  • Assist in keeping her small flat clean, neat and tidy.
  • Keeping notes up to date of her care and any incidents, communicating these to the rest of the caring team.

 Night-time duties:

  • To assist and reassure her at night-time when she goes to the bathroom, currently once or twice, personal care if she needs it, and then to help her back into bed.

  • Also to assist her in the morning if she wakes earlier than her usual time of 11am, she is now sleeping a bit beyond this time.

Requirements

  • We’re looking for someone with proven experience of dementia who is kind and gentle
  • Must be mature, patient and compassionate with a sense of humour

  • Reliable, committed and thorough
  • Must provide at least 2 good references

Self-employed, must provide UTR (self-employed unique tax reference issued by HMRC)

  • Must be female due to personal care aspect
  • Speak good clear fluent English

Location

  •  Brighton and Hove

Hours and rate of pay

  • £100 per night-time shift..     £12-£14   daytime

    Night-time shift 10.30pm – 11am

    Daytime shift 11am – 10.30pm

    help to cover holiday time would be an advantage

    Please apply with covering letter telling us a bit about yourself and why you are suitable, plus your CV.

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