WANTED: PA at The Grasmere Home for Stray Carers and Other Reprobates
We are looking to recruit a small team of Personal Assistants to provide respite care for a lady living near Ambleside/Grasmere in Cumbria. She has complex care needs and is cared for by her husband in their own home.
The role will include providing personal care with regular monitoring of the lady’s well-being. Appropriate responses to her needs will be essential to keep her comfortable and safe. As part of the lady’s rehabilitation the role includes simple therapeutic exercises to help improve her communication and awareness.
It is not essential that you have any experience in care and support but important attributes for the role include empathy, patience, enthusiasm, a calm approach, imagination, willingness to learn and adapt, reliability and flexibility in a changing situation.
You will work with the lady’s family, independently as sole carer or in a team of two. During induction at the lady’s home you will receive full training in all aspects of your support duties. This will include professional training with certification for moving and handling and clinical care.
As this role is to support the family, duties will include shopping, housekeeping, etc.
Days of attendance and hours to be worked are flexible to suit applicant’s availability. Ideally, applicants will be available to work 10 hours per day 2-4 days per week. By agreement this can vary from week to week.
Rate of pay: £15.00 per hour plus £1.81 per hour holiday pay.
Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check and clearance
For more information or to apply please quote job ref: PHB/JKM/ST and email: email@example.com