Bank staff needed to join a team of carers in Ledbury supporting a lady with MS. Both days and sleep ins. Support needed with morning and night time routine. £8.91 per hour.
To apply please send a CV to PA-Recruitment@s4il.co.uk
Personal Assistant to Disabled Employer
Salary minimum £8.91 Per Hour.
Hours as per contract.
I am 71 years old and live in Ledbury. I have MS and require support throughout the day. When possible I enjoy shopping and visiting my sister in Hereford I have grandchildren and 2 dogs that keep me busy.
- You would be helping me with tasks such as bathing and dressing.
- Making and changing of beds, cleaning of rooms, dusting, laundry and ironing, etc.
- I would need you to help me out of my vehicle and load and unload wheelchair, bags etc.
Preparation and cooking of meals
- You do not have to be a fantastic cook. You would need to wash up and leave the kitchen clean & tidy afterwards.
Hobbies and social activities
- Supporting me to continue doing what I enjoy. These will include shopping visiting my sister and walking my dogs.
Other small jobs
- e.g. helping to sort papers and letters
Previous experience of similar work is desirable but not essential, as I will make sure you get the training you need.
You will have basic cookery skills and be willing to attend any training needed e.g. first aid, manual handling etc.
You must be able to understand the importance of confidentiality, be patient, calm, be a good communicator and have a good sense of humour.
A good attitude to independence is important to understand a disabled person and their choices
You will need to be open and friendly but understand about keeping a professional distance.
Team work is important as well as being able to work on your own initiative, and have some flexibility to allow for holiday or sickness cover.
You will need to be a car driver/owner and be physically fit enough to undertake any manual handling needed.
About Direct Payments
Direct payments are available from Local Authorities for people who have a care and support plan in place following a social care assessment. An amount of money is allocated to purchase the assistance and care needed to live independently.
I should stress that I will be your employer and have full responsibility for recruitment, contracts, supervision, pay, training etc. A support service assists me in meeting my responsibilities as an employer.
Salary: This is a flat rate of pay.
Hours: These are the minimally contracted hours. If I require additional support at other times I will try to give as much notice as possible, an ability to be flexible would be an advantage