Female PA (Personal Care Assistant) needed full-time paid at an hourly rate of £9.50 per hour to work 12.5 hours per week (one night shift per week).
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to work in a care role where you are valued and appreciated as part of a close team. As a PA (Personal Care Assistant) you will work 1-2-1 with the one individual client providing a high standard of care without the usual pressures of ordinary care settings. You will work with the individual client receiving care (your employer) who receives 24 hour care, senior PAs as well as other healthcare professionals when required to do so. The work setting is in the individual's home and you will have tea/coffee making facilities, kitchen access and toilet/bathroom facilities.
ALL candidates will be subject to a DBS check (paid by the employer). Previous experience in care preferred but not essential as training will be provided. There is a standard 12 week probation period.
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Pay Rate £9.50 per hour. Paid strictly in adherence with Durham County Council's Direct Payment Schedule. Wages are paid every four weeks via BACS transfer.
Shift Schedule Saturdays – 8.30pm-9am
**These days/ times are NOT negotiable. These days/ times will be worked regardless of Bank Holidays, Christmas, New Year or any other seasonal period**
Duties Will Include: -Preparation of food and drinks. -Assistance to eat and drink. -Repositioning of legs, body and arms when required and at planned intervals. -Maintenance of skin integrity. -Personal care and continence care. -Light housework and laundry duties. -Medication administration. -Record keeping. -Continually promoting the dignity, privacy and preferences of the individual and respecting the individual's right to choice and independence. -Responding to the individual's call for assistance, assisting and supporting as necessary. -Dog walking.
Preferred Skills (But not essential) -Good cooking skills. -Some experience in having worked with people with physical disabilities such as MS. -Moving and Handling of Persons training/ knowledge. -Knowledge of continence care of leg-bags and conveen application. **All essential training will be provided.**
Essential Skills and Traits Required -Dedication and a commitment to your role. -Outstanding hygiene and infection control adherence. -Great communication skills, able to engage with people and converse about various topics. -Willingness to learn. -Patience and compassion. -Prompt, reliable and organised. -Able to work under pressure or when quick action is required, someone who is fast to act when called on. -A clean, tidy, well presented individual. -Smoker or someone who does not mind the smell of smoke as the employer's home is a smoking household. -Animal friendly as the household does have a small, friendly dog. -Good written and reading English skills as record keeping is required in the form of daily well-being journal, medication record book, food & fluids dairies. -Be able to take and act on instructions as given to you by the individual or senior staff.