PA/ Personal Care Assistant

Details

1036655
University of Nottingham
01/01/2022
Other - See Job
10 hours per working day. Depending on your requirements/availability we can offer 2-5 10 hour shifts each fortnight (10-25 hours per week),
Casual
 

Pay

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Description

Unitemps are acting as an Employment Business, supplying temporary workers, in relation to this vacancy.
 
We are a disabled couple in our late 30s/early 40s, living near Nottingham City Centre. We directly employ a team of PAs to assist us as required to live as independently as possible. Part time PA required to assist us with personal care, domestic and social tasks.
Personal 
  • Assistance getting in and out of bed. 
  • Assistance getting dressed and undressed. 
  • Providing assistance with toileting, dealing with bladder and bowel needs (including caring for a suprapubic catheter, and caring for a stoma), pad changes etc. 
  • Assistance with PEG feeding. 
  • Assistance with non-invasive ventilators. 
  • Assistance with washing and showering. 
  • Checking skin condition and applying or changing dressings (to e.g. care for pressure sores and a suprapubic catheter).
  • Cutting and filing toe and finger nails. 
  • Performing passive exercises to limbs. 
  • General grooming, make-up and personal appearance. 
  • Preparing and assisting with administering medicines. 

Domestic 

  • Preparing/cooking food and drinks for us and guests. 
  • House cleaning and helping to keep house hazard-free, washing up, laundry, cleaning and tidying work surfaces, appliances, shelves, etc. 
  • Keeping medicines, incontinence products, creams, ointments, etc. in an orderly, hygienic and secure manner and preparing these for use. 
  • Cleaning and simple maintenance work on technical aids such as our wheelchairs (e.g. pumping up tyres). 
  • Collecting prescriptions etc. 
  • Helping to care for house plants. 
  • Assistance with gardening tasks. Social 
  • Assistance with getting to and from, and in and out of transportation. 
  • Driving the van and performing basic maintenance (refuelling, checking tyre pressure etc.) 
  • Providing support outside the home e.g. with pushing a wheelchair, going to the toilet, etc. 
  • Accompanying to social events, meetings, appointments, gigs, the cinema, shopping trips, visits to libraries, etc. 

The position would suit a punctual, reliable and friendly person who understands the importance of independence. We are looking for someone proactive with a good memory who can enable us to get the most out of life, despite our very severe disabilities and complex assistance needs. General good health is important. Applicants who hold a valid driving licence and are willing to drive a van will be preferred. Experience in this field of work is preferred but not essential, but you need to be willing to be trained to perform invasive procedures, dressing changes, etc. Full training provided.
Nottingham, NG7
  • Annual leave & TPR compliant pension scheme. 
  • Location near the City Centre with free on-site parking and excellent public transport links
  • Guaranteed hours and opportunities to work overtime. 
  • Permanent contract. 
  • Rotas are agreed months in advance, allowing PAs to plan ahead.
  • Full training provided.
  • Pay rate is £11.00 per hour

Pay rate is £11.00 per hour

No agency, PAs are directly employed by the couple. Please apply by sending your CV to snoozingmole@gmail.com.