Bath Avon, United Kingdom, GBP 509 - 554 per week Holiday pay, training bonuses, , Employed (PAYE)
Posted: 8 days ago
Blue Sky Enabling specialises in flexible person-centred services for people with complex needs that focuses on their capacity and not just their disability. No matter what a person’s condition we support them to live active, engaged lives as part of their community. We believe that everyone deserves to live with as much dignity, respect and independence as possible.
We currently have a vacancy within our Older Adults team for a live-in female enabler supporting an elderly lady. The family live close by and are very supportive and the accommodation provided to the enabler is very comfortable and welcoming. The job would involve light domestic duties, preparing meals and companionship. There is a car available for use and it will be expected that, as part of the job, you are able and willing to drive the Service User; she would like to reconnect with the community and enjoys getting out to go shopping and to local places of interest.
There are some low level personal care needs and there will be some aspects of manual handling, however full training will be given and a manager will be available to answer any questions you may have.
This position is a really special one and we are looking for someone who is kind, caring and ready to take on the important role of keeping this Service User living independently and happily.
We are also looking for this carer to work with a gentleman with Lewy Body Dementia to provide 3 week breaks for his permanent live in carer. This gentleman has personal care needs and some challenging behaviours, full training will be given. The Service User likes to be engaged in activities such as going for long walks in the local area, going into town for coffee, watching a little television, listening to music, spending time in the garden, going to singing for the brain and enjoying swimming once a week.
6 weeks: Elderly lady (no dementia)
3 weeks: Elderly Gentleman with Lewy Body Dementia
3 weeks off
1.) Provide daily support and companionship for the service user in his/her own home.
2.) Maintain up to date records of daily activities.
3.) Attend supervisions with Care Managers to discuss Support Plans and Service User progress.
4.) Complete all necessary training and attend any extra (Service User specific) training that the Care Manager deems necessary.
5.) Stay up to date with company Policies and Procedures.
6.) Liaise and maintain a good relationship with the service user’s family.
1.) Positive can-do attitude with a proven track record of putting energy and enthusiasm into previously assigned tasks.
2.) Experience with older people from a practical hands on role.
3.) Have a diverse range of relevant skills, knowledge and experience of working with people with complex needs.
4.) Good listening, time management and communications skills.
5.) Have good written skills and basic IT.
6.) Desire to make a difference in the lives of older people.
7.) Must be a driver and happy to drive the family’s car.
Blue Sky Enabling provides staff with a supportive working environment that includes enhanced DBS, funded comprehensive on-line and practical training and assessment to recognised qualifications, 1:2:1 monthly professional supervision and appraisal, holiday pay and statutory sick pay