Personal Support Assistant / Carer for a young man with complex health needs in Kendal
Care compassion and vision
This is you
Person-centred and a champion for disabled people to live great independent lives. Have you got compassion, good care and support credentials and the vision to support a young man to live well?
Personal Assistants’ roles come in all shapes and sizes and we are looking for a PA to work with a young man with complex medical needs who live independently at home supported by his amazing family and care team. This is an exciting opportunity to support and provide companionship to a young and vibrant man to live independently in his own home and community.
The PA will be expected to be truly committed to rights and independence for disabled people and will need to take a person-centred approach to support this young man. The aim of the support is to ensure he lives happily and safely with as much independence as is possible and appropriate within his best interests. You will provide personal care, undertake complex clinical care tasks and provide emotional and social support.
Please note an enhanced DBS is required and the cost will be met by employer. Two references will also be required.
Hours & Benefits
64 hours per month on a rolling rota basis days, nights and weekends
Salary: £12.00-£14.00- per hour inclusive of weekend support, bank holidays.
Accountable to: Employer on behalf of the young man
It is the job of the personal assistant to assist this young man in all areas of personal care when required and to promote self independence where possible. You will provide care and support to make sure his health needs are met. You will be required to support him in day to day activities of his choosing and transport to and from college. This will be on a rota basis. You must have a flexible approach to this and be willing at times to undertake overtime/annual leave cover.
By providing proactive support to this young man, he will be enabled to lead a fulfilling and independent life at home and in the wider community despite his complex health and wellbeing needs. The aim of the role is to enable this him to remain at home with his family which is his and his family’s chosen care setting. This wish should be respected at all times. Full training will be provided to fulfil this role.
Social and lifestyle duties
Plan and support client to do chosen activities outdoors. – Full support with personal care including bathing, hair washing/brushing, cleaning teeth, cutting nails, choosing appropriate clothing to suit the weather and occasion, dressing and undressing, assistance with diet relating to promoting a healthy lifestyle. – Full support with feeding. – Safe moving and handling. – Monitor and maintain skin integrity. – Support with attending appointments/assisting the family with client assisting/supporting in/out of bed – hoist in situ)
For example: Moving and Handling – Skin integrity – Administering medication – Accurate record-keeping – Ventilation- BPAP – Gastrostomy feeding tube – Epilepsy diagnosis – Chrons diagnosis.