Female Personal Care Assistant for tetraplegic lady - 30 hr/wk @ £11.50/hr in BS31 - BRISTOL - BS31

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A little bit about me:

I am a 38 year old woman with severe critical illness myopathy, I live at home with my husband, three children and two pets.  I enjoy cooking, gardening and getting dressed up to watch shows at the Hippodrome. I have a wicked sense of humor and love to have a laugh. Due to my disability, I require full care and support with all aspects of my daily living. I operate a number of aids with my head and these allow me to have some very limited independence. For all physical activities and tasks, I rely fully on the assistance provided to me by my team of personal care assistants.

The role:

I am looking for a Personal Care Assistant to join my existing team, with availability to commence work as soon as possible.  This role involves operating a ceiling hoist. As I am physically unable to do so, I may require you to provide some assistance to my children and husband. This is a full-time day shift position, however, for the right candidate, we may be able to offer part-time hours and/or a mix of day and night shifts.

Shift pattern:

In addition to the above vacancy, we are currently advertising a number of full and/or part-time vacancies which include day and night shift positions. Please inquire further for more information should this be of interest.

About you:

The ideal candidate will be trustworthy, reliable, motivated and caring with a great sense of humor! Fluent in written and spoken English is essential. Due to the physical nature of this role, you must be physically fit and able to perform the tasks required. As part of a small and dedicated team, flexibility and the ability to cover holiday and sickness within the team will occasionally be required. Professional and/or personal experience in the care field is preferable however additional training will be available and provided to you where necessary.

Additional information:

There will be a trial period of 12 weeks.
You must be legally able to work in the UK. 
Proof of ID and a minimum of two references will be required.
Any offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Opportunities for overtime may arise.

Meal Preparation

Personal Care

Domestic Care

Social + Leisure activities

Support to remain independent


Essential PA Guide

Safeguarding Adults/Children

Moving & Handling

Food Hygiene

First Aid

Hand hygiene


Full UK driving license

Can drive a motability equipped car


Safe Administration of Medication

Continence Care

Schedule, Pay & Hours
ONA = Overnight Awake / ONS = Overnight Sleep
Weekly Actual
Monthly Actual
Annual Actual
Annual FTE

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