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Female Support Worker - Weekend Post

Location: Nuneaton, Midlands Rate of Pay: £9.00 per hour (weekdays) & £9.25 per hour (weekends)

Hours per Week: Weekend post for 5 hours - there will be additional hours available when covering annual leave and sickness cover

Job Reference: WAR1440151CBP2 Expires: 11th October 2019

Female Personal Assistant (EQUALITY ACT 2010 SCHEDULE 9, PART 1 APPLIES)

About the Employer

Aim: To provide domestic and social support to a woman with a physical disability, who wishes to maintain her independence at home.

My diet has to be managed and it is very important for me to eat healthy meals.

A full list of diet do's and don'ts will be made available.

Summary of Duties

  • Support to get out of bed during morning visit;
  • Provide personal care (including assistance to use the toilet, showering and comb hair);
  • Assistance with meal preparation and cooking;
  • Provide breakfast;
  • Administer medication - to be recorded (lunchtime from blister pack);
  • Assistance with housework;
  • Support with laundry and ironing;
  • Assistance with bills and paperwork if required;
  • To maintain a good standard of hygiene;
  • Complete and maintain accurate timesheets / mileage sheets;
  • To be flexible with hours worked, and cover hours of other carers;
  • You have a responsibility as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You must record all details in the accident book.

The Person They Are Looking For

  • DBS check required - cost met by local authority;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • To understand the principles of empowerment and the ability to support in exercising choice and control;
  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels;
  • Ability to work unsupervised and with their own initiative;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Experience of delivering personal care;
  • Knowledge of the needs of vulnerable people;
  • Good listening skills;
  • Good sense of humour;
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to people with a disability;
  • A commitment to a service which provides support which is respectful and according to my wishes;
  • Commitment to anti-oppressive and non-discriminatory practice;
  • Ensure my needs are met through planning and reviewing;
  • To ensure my safety at all times.

The Times Required

Saturday & Sunday: flexible 2.5 hours per day.

Some additional hours may be required to cover annual leave etc. All of which will be discussed and agreed in advance.

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