Up to £15 gross per hour | Compassionate, professional *Female Carer / Personal Assistant join teenager, Aisha’s small home care team
Title: *Female Carer / PA | Twickenham, TW1
Location: Twickenham, TW1
Nearest Train Station: Twickenham
Wage: £13.00 weekdays, £15.00 weekends gross per hour
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? On duty
Essential: Care experience with a young adult including personal care, moving and handling
Desirable: Supporting a client with a spinal injury, someone who is ventilator dependent (But excellent training available).
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Based on a rota of 37.5 hours over 5 days. See below for more information.
Aisha is a delightful young lady aged 16; is bright and very talkative! Aisha has a spinal injury, is a wheelchair user and requires support with daily living activities including personal care, using of hoist for all transfers. She is ventilator dependent, so requires 24-hour adult support.
You’ll be supporting Aisha 1:1, ensuring her safety and providing a high standard of care and support. You’ll assist with Aisha’s food preparation, daily household chores including washing and ironing. Acting as Aisha’s Personal Assistant, you’ll accompany her to college, shopping, social activities, appointments, church (on Sundays), potentially on holiday abroad, to support her to live as independently as possible and fulfil her chosen lifestyle. You’ll be part of a small but dedicated care team supported by care manager and a Specialist Nurse.
The hours are based on 37.5 hours on average a week, worked over 5 days. The rota is provided one month in advance and will include varying shifts according to Aisha’s planned activities. When you support Aisha at college for example, shifts may be 6.30am to 5.30pm, during college holidays or weekends she gets up later, so the shift may be 11.00am to 9.00pm. Evening shifts from 7.00pm to 10.00pm when 2 carers are needed for manual handling. Willingness to occasionally cover colleague’s shifts will be appreciated and ensure Aisha’s care needs are met.
This job will suit an experienced Carer / PA who is reliable and commitment to working with Aisha’s parents to provide the best support for their daughter. You’ll have good communication skills and understand the importance of privacy when working in a family environment. The job offers excellent training opportunities, including tracheotomy / ventilation care from the specialist nurse. A great opportunity to work with this fantastic young lady and support her to enjoy the best possible quality of life!
*Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for a female worker to work with our client.
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