Personal Care/Home Care Assistants GP0719
Personal Care/Home Care Assistants
Westhoughton, Bolton ref: GP0719
We are looking for enthusiastic and caring individuals with a good hard-working work ethic to join our dynamic team.
I am a private family man and more than anything enjoy spending real quality time with my family. I like most sports but racing and football are particular favourites of mine.
Your qualities need to include outgoing, fun personality, obviously a love of sport. Be a good communicator, as I am non-verbal you will need to pay particular attention to other form of communication this is very important to me in order for me to feel heard.
Training will be provided in all aspects of my care but we would welcome someone with complex care experience, or a real eagerness to learn new skills. Also ongoing training will be necessary to keep these skills updated so you would be expected to attend training dates throughout the year. These skills may include tracheostomy care, peg feeding and a knowledge of brain injuries.
As I am completely paralysed the team are responsible for all my care needs and daily routines which include personal care, support with professionals like physiotherapist and speech language therapist. You will also need to support in hydrotherapy as I attend a pool each week for a hydro session therefore basic confidence in water is desirable.
You will be working daily in my own home but will also be expected to support in hospital, clinical and social appointments. You would also be expected to support me in a holiday home we visit throughout the hrs year.
Above all we want someone who has a “can do” attitude, can think outside the box sometimes and use their own initiative. Be flexible with hours.
Although you will be working in a team, there are times when you are alone on shifts and this is when you would be expected to show initiative and confidence.
The shifts can be discussed at interview but we are looking for day and night staff to cover shifts.
The shifts generally cover a pattern
Days 8am -6pm
Night shift 11pm- 9.30am
A minimum of 18 hour contracts are available but can offer more hours with flexibility.
A full DBS and reference check will be sort Prior to starting and this cost will be covered by ourselves.
Pay. £11 per hour
5.6 weeks holiday per year pro rata