This role is initially to cover maternity leave until June 2021.
You will be responsible for support a this lady with complex health needs within her family home in Wigan and when accessing her wider community.
This is an exciting opportunity to support and provide personal and social support to lady who has clinical health needs.
The PA will be expected to be truly committed to rights and independence for disabled
people and will need to take a person-centred approach to supporting the client. They must be willing to support her to do a range of activities in the way she chooses. The aim of the support is to ensure the client lives happily and safely with as much independence as is possible and appropriate within her best interests.
Accountable to: Employer only
Overall Purpose of the role:
It is the job of the personal assistant to assist this client in all areas of personal care when required and to promote self independence where possible. You will provide care and support to this lady to make sure her health needs are met. You will be required to support her during the day.
By providing proactive support to this lady you will be enabling her to lead a fulfilling and independent life at home and in the wider community despite her complex health and well being needs.
The aim of the role is to enable this lady to remain at home with her family.
Full training will be provided.
Social and lifestyle duties
- Plan and support client to do chosen activities outdoors
- Full support with with personal care including bathing, hair washing/brushing, cutting nails, dressing and undressing, assistance with diet relating to promoting a healthy lifestyle and to prevent the risk of choking.
- Safe moving and handling
- Medication support
- Monitor and maintain skin integrity
- Support with attending appointments
Moving and Handling
Administering medication ( including administering emergency Epilepsy medication )
Assisting with meals
Basic life support
Accurate record keeping
NB list not exhaustive
Training to be given
- Medication administration
- Basic life support
- infection control
- Moving and Handling
You are not required to have a formal qualifications for this role, but you are required to have an eagerness to learn and to keep an open mind throughout. Full training will be provided by regulated nurse/ training providers. Training is mandatory for this role
Maintaining health: constant monitoring and supervision whilst on duty. The competent undertaking of all required clinical tasks as trained, in line with the planned care.
Dignity, and personal identity: Understand that the preservation of dignity and independence is paramount.
Working as part of a team: respect for other team members, attending required training, team meetings and supervisions.
Confidentiality: respect the privacy of the person you are working with, and the family as a whole. Many problems can arise from casual conversation about the help and assistance you might give. Try to maintain a professional approach at all times.
Attitude: PA must have a professional attitude whilst on shift and must remember this is a formal agreement.
Independent, safe and responsible Worker: You must understand your role in facilitating the self-defined needs of this client , and must feel confident to ask when unsure. By always listening to instructions and requests you will be supported to interpret them correctly.
Personal support assistants should also respect the relationships with other household members, family and with visitors. .
- Reliable and trustworthy
- Dynamic and fun
- Able to accept responsibility
- Able to work on their own with initiative
- Willingness to learn
- Flexible and reactive
- Sensitive and empathic
- Enthusiastic and sociable
- Able to drive with clean licence ( preferable )
You will be required to undergo a full DBS at the cost to the employer.
A full contract will be issued when you have successfully completed all training and the required 12 weeks probation period.
You must be able to provide contact details inclusive of an up to date telephone number and email address.