Female Personal Care Assistant- Burntwood

7.83 - 7.83 GBP Hourly + GBP7.83/hour
23 Oct 2018
20 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Are you looking for a role which offers ongoing training, development opportunities, constant upskilling, variety where no day is the same within a rewarding environment? If so then this is the role for you!

As a Personal Care Assistant your role is to provide and maintain a high standard of care to highly dependent clients with varied and complex care needs, allowing them to live independent and fulfilling lives within their own homes. To work either as part of a team or independently, ensuring that at all times your client receives an effective and efficient service that meets their chosen lifestyle, within a safe environment.

We are currently looking for to recruit a Personal Care Assistant to for our client in Burntwood. This is a Full time, permanent position working 36 hours per week.


Person Specification;

Flexible to work a variety of shifts including days, nights and weekends
Exceptionally well organised individual
An ability to communicate effectively at all levels
Good organisational and time management/prioritisation skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
High energy level, self-starter and ability to handle conflicting and competing priorities

In return you will receive;

Permanent position working 36 hours per week
A basic pay rate of GBP7.83 per hour plus weekend and night enhancements
A minimum of 22 days holiday per year (Increasing per hours worked)
Paid induction training
Ongoing training and development

Main duties

To provide a high standard of care and support to the client within your allocated care package at all times
To enable your client to live their chosen lifestyle in as free and independent manner as possible
To ensure the safety and well being of your client at all times
To maintain client confidentiality at all times
To establish and maintain an effective means of communication with your client and their family, being courteous, discrete and respectful at all times
To monitor and maintain a safe and secure working environment for both yourself and the client, adhering to agreed standards of Health & Safety.
To act in a responsible and professional manner at all times, being respectful of the property and possessions of the client, their family and friends
To liase with your manager and/or Clinical Nurse specialist on a regular basis
To ensure that your knowledge and skills are kept up to date by on the job, in house and external training, including mandatory refresher courses as and when directed
To act in the best interests of your client and the Complete Care at all times
To maintain an up to date knowledge of all Complete Care policies and procedures, national care standards and Health & Safety regulations as provided by your manager

Clinical / Care responsibilities

Bowel and bladder management, which can include catheter care, bladder washouts, management of sheath drainage systems, use of suppositories and manual evacuation of bowels.
Monitoring of skin (at least once a day) to ensure the prevention of pressure sores and other skin problems.
Ensuring that the client has frequent and regular relief of vulnerable pressure areas, including turning at night to prevent development of pressure sores
Moving and handling of client using specialised equipment in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and training provided.
Assistance with client's ventilator and other breathing support equipment, such as CPAP (Continuous Pressure Airway Programme) as necessary
Assist client with coughing as necessary
Assistance with basic physiotherapy. i.e. passive movements of client limbs to ensure that joints do not seize up and that limbs do not develop contractures
To assist with tracheotomy changes, suction, peg feeds and Ambu-bag as required
Personal care of client
Administration and record keeping of medication when required under supervision of client or family member
Assistance with light household duties
Assistance with feeding client if necessary
Accompanying client on trips away from their home, such as business trips, holidays and social activities.
Assistance with checking and basic maintenance of disability equipment, such as wheelchairs, cushions, etc. to ensure they are fit for use
Emergency first aid if necessary