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Personal Assistant (MD) - External Vacancy - B66

Job Title: Personal Assistant/Support Worker required

Job Ref: MD/RKF/10/2021

Reporting to: Employer

Location: Sandwell

Rate of Pay:  £8.91

Nature of the job role: To look after the physical, emotional, cultural and social needs of the service user using a person-centred approach. To observe and promote service user’s choice, independence, dignity, privacy, fulfilment and other rights. To create and maintain a good professional relationship with our service user, family and friends . To actively support other P. A.s, and adhere to all regulatory and statutory obligations, policies, procedures and guidelines

Personal duties: Care provision
To provide personal care and support to the service user who has a wide range of needs
To know and understand the care and support of the service
To undertake the tasks detailed in care and support plan using a person-centred approach and in the least intrusive way
To assist with getting up in the morning and going to bed at night
To assist with to wash, bath and shower
To assist with dressing/undressing
To assist with looking after her skin, teeth, hair and nails
To assist with toileting, continence management and personal hygiene
To assist with medication at the agreed level of support and as detailed 
To prepare food and drink, being aware of her choices, likes/dislikes, nutritional needs and cultural requirements
To provide light general household domestic duties, including housework 
To take responsibility for the safe handling of property and equipment belonging to the service user
To maintain good communication and develop an effective working relationships with the service user
To provide companionship 
To accompany the service user on trips into the community 
To ensure as safe as possible the living environment for the service user, whilst respecting her choices and rights
Recording and Reporting
To maintain detailed accurate records in respect of care and medication support given and tasks undertaken
To regularly read care and support plans, acknowledging changes
To protect the confidentiality of all information relating to our mom and not divulge information to anyone who is not authorised to receive it
To promptly report to family any issues concerning the care, support, well being or behaviour of our mom
To continue to monitor where concerns have been reported and recorded
To recognise the signs of abuse and immediately report abuse or suspected abuse 
To report any complaints to the family
To contact family if running late
General
To dress appropriately, wearing uniform and using personal protective equipment provided by the family
To seek out best practice and look at innovative ways to improve the quality and efficiency of service delivery
To observe all health & safety rules and take reasonable care to promote health and safety of self and others and raise any concerns to the family

Hours of work: 
Flexible
Hours needed to be covered - 8am to 9:30am (Mon-Fri) , 2:30pm to 8pm (Mon-Fri), 8am - 8pm (Saturdays). 
Flexible working, as evening and weekend work is required
Own transport

Qualifications: None specifically required, but NVQ 2 or higher in Adult Social Care would be beneficial.

Skills & Experience: of delivering a high quality of health and social care, including administration of medication.

To apply for this role please send a CV or letter outlining your suitability for the role to PAvacancies@idealforall.co.uk – please quote job reference in your application.
Alternatively if you would like to discuss the role please call 0121 558 5555 option 1 and speak to a member of the Direct Payment Team.