Personal Carer

Tyne And Wear
Salary / Benefits
£13.50 per hour and weekend enhancments
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Personal Carer for a 17 year old young person in his own home.

We are currently recruting to our small team of carers to increase the team to assist in offering round the clock support and care for our son in his home.

We would welcome applicants who have:

  • Two years experience of working in care, preferably in the community.
  • The ability to adapt to new situations.
  • To maintain good written records and good oral cummunication.
  • Displays a friendly, fun and energy into their work.
  • Can undertake a high level of personal care duties.
  • Follows health and safety and can risk assess the situation.
  • Can undertake a variety of shifts throughout the week including: waking nights, split shifts and early evening shifts.

Your duties would briefly include:

  • Preparing and giving of medication
  • Providing a 24 hour positional programme for our son.
  • Preparing and giving blended food via gastrostomy feeding tube
  • Monitoring our son for any signs of illness or dicomfort.
  • To attend social events so he can experience the environment.
  • Keeping the space tidy, free from obstructions and checking the equipment is safe to use
  • To entertain and encourage our son to join in with activities.
  • Transfering our son to school using his wheelchair accessible van

?We can offer a good hourly rate of pay ( which is currently under review), of £13.50 per hour with weekend enhancements and double time for bank holidays. All expenses will be covered and a hands on induction into the role. With online training and practical training with professionals involved with his care.

We will be holding telephone intervews and successful people will be invited to our home to meet the family. We would require the successful person to hold an enhanced DBS, and have two references. We are happy to discuss either part time or full time roles depending on your availability and look forward to hearing from you soon.

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