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Personal Care Assistant

£10.0 Per hour


Personal Assistant required for 2-3 nights per week 24hrs -36hrs available
UKCIL Job Reference: cc1dc068

Employer ref : PHB/KS/LANCS/TWJob Description and Person specification
Job Title: Personal AssistantHours of work: 24hrs- 36hrs per weekSalary: £10.00 per hourAccountable to: Employer
Job Purpose:You will support a young gentleman to live in his family home in the Barton area of Preston This chap has Dystonia and other health issues, which results in him having complex medical needs.  You will be trained to support his health and care needs; all aspects of personal care,. You will support in the management of spasms and administration of prescribed medication. You will help the young gentleman to get out and about, locally, and wider afield to to enjoy social activities, support to to appointments, and social outings. To support the young gentleman to take part in life enriching, and appropriate activities whilst remaining safe and well. 
Required Experience
  • Must be self-motivated and well organised.
  • To be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and health professionals.
  • Genuine interest in working within a caring environment.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Independent worker, able to use initiative and self manage time and task. 
  • Willingness to participate in vocational training programmes.
  • Basic understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • Basic understanding of Infection Control.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • NVQ or equivalent in Health & Social Care
  • Current moving & handling certificate
  • First Aid certificate
  • Infection Control
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Food & Hygiene
  • Medication

Training and DevelopmentYou will receive full training in all aspects of duties including the care of the young gentleman's Dystonia, epilepsy, airway management, PEG. You will be supported and encouraged to undertake role specific training and education opportunities to develop your skills further. You are required to undertake all mandatory training relevant.  
Duties :
  • Personal care.
  • Medication administration
  • Cerebral Palsy support and awareness of 
  • Monitoring of general health and wellbeing, daily record keeping as such. 
  • Socialising
  • Monitoring epilepsy - rescue medication
  • PEG
  • Safe moving and handling

*This list is not exhaustive.
Responsibilities:Care Delivery - You must at all times work to the care delivery plan which has been developed with the individual needing care, families, healthcare professionals, and the employer. 
Communication - professional and clear communication with the person you are supporting and with your employer. It is important to establish a close working relationship when working with a family on a close contact basis. If any problems arise it is important to discuss and resolve them as soon as possible.
Time keeping - good time keeping is essential to the smooth running of the package. Give notification if you are going to be more than ten minutes late.  Confidentiality - always respect the privacy of the person you are working with. To maintain a professional approach at all times. Never discuss the person you support outside the home or working environment.  Attitude - Positive, upbeat attitude is vital. 
Learning - It is your responsibility to attend the training sessions provided and ensure your skill and competence to undertake the duties are upheld.  All Personal Assistants will also be required to attend training in the Care Certificate Person qualities of the Personal assistant As a Personal Assistant you should feel confident to ask what your employer’s needs are, always listening to their requests and to interpret them correctly. Personal Assistants should be able to handle the physical skills of lifting, handling, pushing and bending. The personal assistant does not have to be a strong person physically to do the job well. However, general good health is important. You should be:Warm, approachable and professional Able to communicate well with others, and understand how your communication must change in different circumstancesCalm and well organisedOpen mindedReliable and trustworthyAble to accept responsibilityAble to work on own and work with initiative as the occasion arisesClean and have no unhygienic habits Other considerations:Personal assistants should also respect the relationships of the employer with other household members and with visitors. Joining in at social occasions etc. should be at the invitation of the employer.

  • Personal Care
  • Domestic Care
  • Administrating Medication
  • Social + Leisure activities
  • Support to remain independent

  • Essential PA Guide
  • Safeguarding Adults/Children
  • Moving & Handling
  • Understanding challenging behaviour
  • Food Hygiene
  • Safe Administration of Medicines
  • First Aid
  • Hand hygiene

  • Full UK driving license
  • Can drive a motability equipped car