Part time Personal Assistant required for toddler in Forest Hall.
Hours: 2x 10 hour night shifts
Area: Forest Hall
We are looking to recruit a personal assistant to support a 2 year old boy with complex medical requirements in the community. The child is a home ventilation patient with a tracheostomy tube in situ. Full training will be provided to the successful applicant.
Our current vacancy is a 20 hour contract, worked over two 10 hour nightshifts – Usually Thursday and Friday night 22.00-08.00. The successful candidate will be expected to rotate shifts at times to provide holiday cover for other members of staff – working Sunday/Monday nightshift or Monday/Tuesday dayshift. Please do not apply if you cannot cover these shifts. Rate of pay £12.50 per hour. While training, the applicant will be expected to work day shifts until competent in all care needs.
- Tracheostomy care: including routine and emergency tube changes, suctioning and stoma care
- Personal care
- Feeding - bottled milk and solids
- Use of a gastrostomy tube to administer medications and overnight feed via feeding pump
- Play and activities – the child is very sociable and friendly!
- We are looking for someone with care experience or experience with young children
- Able to pass an enhanced DBS check
- Friendly and outgoing
- Must be willing to undergo training
- Full clean driving license as driving the child to nursery may be required
- Previous night shift experience would be highly desirable
-Tracheostomy and ventilator training
- Basic life support
- Ambu-bag training
- Gastrostomy tube training
- Medications administration training
The successful candidates will be expected to provide an enhanced DBS, the cost of which will be met by the employer.
Closing Date for applications: 20th May 2021
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