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Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

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. 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; However, I require the following basic hours:
A PCA to work one or two days per week
DAY SHIFTS
Sunday 9am-5pm
Monday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-5pm
EVENING SHIFTS
Wednesday 8pm-10:30pm
Friday 8pm-10:30pm
Saturday 8pm-10:30pm
Sunday 8pm-10:30pm
Bank staff also needed
Other shifts also becoming available soon including 24-hour shifts
Pay and holiday:
PCA’s will be paid at a rate of £11.30 per hour gross weekday.
PCA’s will be paid at a rate of £12.30 per hour gross weekend and evening shifts.
PCA’s will be paid at a rate of £92 per sleeping night shift.
if PCA's are woken during a night shift they will be paid at an hourly rate of £12.30 per hour for the remainder of the night
PCA's will be paid at a rate of £229.60 for 24-hour period.
Other shifts available come and talk to me to see what works for you?
PCA’s will be entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year, pro rata.
Tasks:
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
• Managing Diabetes

Domestic duties:
• housework, including laundry.
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 PCA’s will be expected to carry out any reasonable duties required by the employer.
Personal Specification:
Essential criteria:
• 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.
• Hold a clean current driving license and having driven recently.

Desirable criteria:
• Experience of caring for disabled people
• Experience of Manual handling
Don't worry if you do not have the relevant skills or knowledge as full training will be provided. Many of my carers had not done care work before working for me

Genders which may apply for this job – Female

Hours per week – 8 hours per day

Hourly rate – 12.30

Area – Brighton North

Driving licence required – Yes

Employer has pets – Yes

Employer is smoker – No

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