Part-time Personal Assistant JE/Forest Hall

Job details
Posting date: 22 April 2021
Salary: £12.50 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 22 May 2021
Location: Forest Hall
Company: Disability North
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: JE/Forest Hall

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Part time Personal Assistant required for toddler in Forest Hall.

Hours: 2x 10 hour night shifts

Rate: £12.50

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.

Key responsibilities:

- 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!

Essential qualities:

- We are looking for someone with care experience or experience with young children

- Able to pass an enhanced DBS check

- Non-smoker

- 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

Training provided:

-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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