Care and Support Assistant – RR

Dedicated Care and Support Assistant needed for a man in his forties with MS, living just outside Hereford. Help needed with personal care, housekeeping, cooking, and social activities. Hours are 9-2 then 5-8 Saturday and Sunday paid at £10.44 per hour.

Completed application forms and CV’s can be emailed to PA-Recruitment@s4il.co.uk  Please indicate which vacancy you wish to apply for.

Personal Assistant to Disabled Employer

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Salary                 £10.44 Per Hour.

Location             Hereford

Hours                  16

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About Me

I’m a man in my forties and I live just outside of Hereford city.

I have had MS for almost 20 years and am now a permanent wheelchair user. I have many varied interests including going to the pub, watching sport, films, and listening to music.

Patience, flexibility and a sense of humour are important in prospective applicants.

Job details

Personal care.

You would be helping me with tasks such as bathing and dressing.

Housekeeping

Making and changing of beds, cleaning of rooms, dusting, laundry, and ironing, etc.

Shopping

I would need you to help me out of my vehicle and load and unload wheelchair, bags etc.

Preparation and cooking of some 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.

Supporting me at various events

To assist with any personal care needs, obtaining drinks and refreshments and taking notes.

With agreement coming with me on occasional visits to friends, family and on holidays (I will meet all agreed expenses).

Other small jobs

e.g., helping to sort papers and letters

About You

You will need basic maths and literacy knowledge, basic IT skills will also be an advantage. Previous experience of similar work is desirable but not essential, as I will make sure you get the training you need.

You will have both basic cookery and gardening 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

Teamwork 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 that takes account of unsociable hours and weekend working.

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

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