Support Workers – Bolton £14 per hour
Common Sense and Can do!
Two positions are available
Please specify which position(s) you are applying for.
Night Carer / Personal Support Assistant (waking nights) for a young man with PMLD and complex health needs.
Hours of work
- 21:00 – 07:00 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday – (every week)
- 21:00 – 07:00 Thursday, Friday, Saturday – (every week)
£14.00 per hour inclusive of weekend support, additional enhancement on bank holidays.
We are looking for overnight carers to work with and support our son to live at home supported by us – his amazing family. He has profound and multiple learning difficulties and very complex medical needs and the role requires someone who is quick thinking, has initiative and good values.
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, support health care needs and provide companionship and work in a fully supportive environment.
You will need common sense and have a can-do attitude, be able to react quickly and responsibly to care requirements and independently follow complex care plans, undertake complex clinical care tasks, work through therapy programmes, provide overnight support of his health and care needs including tracheostomy, ventilator management, colostomy care and medication administration. You will be expected to provide the highest standard of personal care and provide a level of domiciliary care to ensure a clean and protective environment and provide emotional and social support.
Alongside this you will be expected to be truly committed to the rights and independence for disabled people and will need to take a person-centred approach to supporting our son. The aim of the support is to ensure that he can live happily and safely in the family home with his independence and involvement, in activities supported as much as is possible and appropriate within his best interests. This wish should be respected at all times.
Full training will be given to fulfil this role. Accountable to: Employer on behalf of the client
- Tracheostomy care and management
- Overnight Ventilation – CPAP
- Colostomy management
- Fluid balance recording
- Accurate record keeping
- Moving and Handling
- Skin integrity
- Administering medication via gastro jejunostomy tube
- Gastro – Jejunostomy feeding tube management
- Epilepsy management
- Physiotherapy – Chest and limb management
- Had / or is willing to have both COVID vaccines and boosters.
- Reliable, trustworthy and conscientious
- Dynamic, fun, enthusiastic and sociable
- Able to accept responsibility and work on their own initiative
- Willingness to learn new things
- Flexible and reactive
- Sensitive and empathic
You will be required to undergo a full enhanced DBS at the cost to the employer
A full contract will be issued when you have successfully completed all training and the required 12 weeks probation period.
You must be able to provide contact details inclusive of an up to date telephone number and email address.
You are not required to have any formal qualifications for this role, but you are required to have an eagerness to learn and to keep an open mind throughout. Full training will be provided by regulated nurse/ training providers.
Maintaining health and wellbeing: constant monitoring and supervision whilst on duty. The competent undertaking of all required clinical and non-clinical (bathing, dressing etc). tasks as trained, in line with the care plan.
Maintaining equipment: Cleaning thoroughly all medical equipment, changing syringes, cleaning suction machines, ventilator circuits, nebuliser sets, cleaning wheelchair, washing covers, slings and glide sheets.
Cleaning: Washing clothes / bedding, keeping medication prep areas clean and safe, bathroom and bedroom areas clean and tidy.
Dignity, and personal identity: Understand that the preservation of dignity and independence is paramount.
Working as part of a team: respect for other team members, attending required training, team meetings and supervisions.
Confidentiality: respect the privacy of the person and family you are working with. You will maintain a professional approach at all times.
Attitude: PA must have a professional attitude at all times and respect the formal agreement of the contract.
Independent, safe and responsible worker: You must understand your role and must feel confident to ask when unsure. By always listening to instructions and requests you will be supported to interpret them correctly.
Personal support assistants should also respect the relationships with other household members, family and with visitors.
To apply, please consider the Job Description and then send a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for this post, your skills and experience, qualifications and contact details for two references. In your application please quote Ref: BJM/JT