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Female Carer

Please note: Personal Assistant
(Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, PART 1 Applies)

Job Reference: LIN15419HBAH3

Expiry Date: 4th March 2024

Location: Lincoln LN2, East Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £11.00
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 10 - 16
Applicants must be 21 years of age or over.

When you are Required

Specific days/times required:
• Wednesday, 7.30 - 8.30am and then 3.45 - 5.45pm
• Thursday, 7.30 - 8.30am and 3.45 - 5.45pm
• Friday, 7.30 - 8.30am and 3.45 - 5.45pm

About the Employer

Employer is a happy, sociable young person who loves to go out and about. She needs a carer to help her get ready in the mornings and then take her out after school.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Mobility / Physical • Cognitive / Learning

Employer has a learning disability which means she needs help with most things. She is mobile but just needs to be careful with uneven surfaces

Other relevant information
• The individual keeps pets in the home.We have two friendly dogs; two happy chickens; a guinea pig, and two ferrets (both live in cages).

About the Role

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and/or prompt with personal care. This may include toileting, showering/bathing, getting in and out of bed, getting dressed.
• Support and/or prompt with cooking/meal preparation and eating meals/drinks.
• Support and/or prompt to attend appointments as necessary, e.g. hospital/doctors.
• Support to get to and from school/work/college/social activities.
• Support and/or prompt the individual to access sporting and leisure activities.
• Assist and encourage socialisation, participating in activities.
• Promote and encourage friendships and independence.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.

Only candidates aged 18 or over should apply for this position as you will be required to administer medication.

The individuals needs may vary from day to day and your tasks may reflect this. You could be required to perform other duties as reasonably required.

You have a responsibility as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident. You are to ensure the safety of the individual at all times.

Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure (costs will be covered).

Transport Requirement

Car driver and car owner – must have business insurance.

Required Skills

• Be honest, reliable, trustworthy and punctual.• Maintain confidentiality and respect privacy, including the prohibited use of social media in relation to the job role.
• To be able to work on own initiative.
• To work as part of a team.
• To be able to follow instructions accurately.
• Be patient, supportive and caring.
• Have good listening skills and be able to provide non-judgemental emotional support.
• Be empathetic.
• Previous caring experience is not essential, however you should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a disability/illness to achieve their goals.
• Flexibility would be an advantage as the hours may be variable.
• Be self-motivated with a willingness to get involved.
• Have a lively personality.

Be kind and passionate about supporting young people with additional needs

Required Training
Successful candidates are required to undertake any training that is considered necessary and appropriate to the role.

Moving and Handling. Training will be provided by the employer.
First Aid. Training will be provided by the employer.

Does this position interest you?

This advert may close before the stated date if sufficient applications are received.

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