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FEMALE PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT

TO PROVIDE ONE-TO-ONE CARE AND SUPPORT TO A SEVERELY DISABLED LADY Job Title: Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Purpose of the post: To enable me to enjoy as independent life as possible at home, socializing and at work Background: I am an easy going, friendly person, I am multi-disabled, blind, wheelchair user, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, blah, blah, blah. I want to enjoy my life and you can help. I enjoy talking, reading, socializing, talking (again) learning new skills (currently learning to play the keyboard and Braille music) and have I mentioned I like to talk. Hours of work: Flexibility is essential, I require bank staff to help out my current Personal Current Assistants with sickness and holiday cover. This could lead to a permanent position. General Shifts are 9.00AM-5.00PM, weekdays 10.30am-5.00PM weekends Overnight shifts are paid at £86.40 also Various extra shifts available. Bank staff also considered Pay and holiday: Pas will be paid at a rate of £10.30 per hour gross weekday Pas will be paid at a rate of £11.30 per hour gross weekend Pas will be paid at a rate of £86.40 per sleeping night shift. Pas will be entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year, pro rata. Tasks: TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED Typical tasks might include:- Personal care: • Intimate care needs • Washing & Dressing • Catheter Care • Stoma Care (training will be provided) • Hoisting in & out of bed • Showering • PEG feeding & medication Domestic duties: • housework, including laundry and ironing Leisure activities: • Accompanying me on walks • Accompanying me to the library • Assisting me to go shopping • Assistance to meet up with friends • Assistance to attend appointments • Enabling me to care for my guide dog. • Enabling me to work This job description is not exhaustive and PAs will be expected to carry out any reasonable duties required by the employer. Personal Specification: Essential criteria: • Good Sense of Humor • Must be female (a Genuine Occupational Qualification exists under the Sex Discrimination Act) • Must be comfortable having dogs around • Reliable and trustworthy • Must have a flexible approach to the work • Must be willing to muck in • Due to liquid oxygen there no smoking policy during working hours. • Hold a clean current driving license and having driven recently Desirable criteria: • Experience of caring for a disabled people • Experience of Manual handling

Genders which may apply for this job – Female

Hours per week – 5-8

Hourly rate – 10.30 to 11.30

Driving licence required – Yes

Employer has pets – Yes

Employer is smoker – No

Required care experience – Personal care

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