SDS Options is looking for two Personal Assistants to help a 57-year-old female with her personal care. The individual has MS - Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance. She also has COPD causing breathlessness. This lovely individual requires assistance to get up in the morning, showered and changed. Light cleaning such as wiping around the bathroom after use would also be helpful.
The individual has MS and COPD and is a wheelchair user. She requires full support from two staff to carry out all care tasks and will require a hoist for transfers. she needs support to get out of bed in the morning, attend the toilet, shower/dry and dress. Our client’s husband can attend to her meal making. Our client will also require a lunch visit and tea visit to support her to go to the toilet. At tuck she will require support to attend the toilet, change into her nightwear and get into bed. The carers must ensure she has her community alarm pendent/wrist band on before leaving her on all visits.
Applicants must have a caring attitude, have a good sense of humour, be reliable with a positive and flexible approach to work. Having experience with hoist use and slings preferred.
This role requires an enhanced check through PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups).
Duties and Responsibilities
Provision of personal care.
Assisting client to shower; dry; change clothes.
Transfer into shower commode.
Hoist and sling use required.
Assistance with keeping house tidy
To apply for this post please submit a copy of your CV quoting the job reference number SDS/KH/271183