When you need to put together a care team to support your daily needs, it can be a tricky balancing act of finding the right fit. You’re not just hiring staff, you’re not just looking for people who are capable of doing the work. You have to think about the kind of people you want to let into your private world, who you’re comfortable spending time with, who you and your friends and family will have to socialise with. You need people who will understand you from every angle, and take on whatever you’re dealing with in your daily life, as well as have the common sense not to patronise you, or do too much for you, encouraging your independence wherever possible. It’s a tricky business, but it ends up being a lot of fun when you do find the right fit.
Title: Full Care Team | Haggerston E8 and Poole, Dorset
Location: Haggerston and Poole
Wage: £10.00 to £15.00 gross per hour depending on experience
Driver required? Preferably but not essential
Preferably: Previous experience supporting a young client with cerebral palsy, manual handling
Preferable: AAC communication, basic cooking
Happy to assist with helping with moving and handling.
Happy to assist with a physiotherapy programme.
Happy to clean and tidy various rooms.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours:Full time: Up to 3 x 24 hour shifts per week, working as part of a 24/7 team.Part time: Up to 6 hour shifts, working in the team.
Accommodation: Own bedroom and shared bathroom whilst on duty if you apply for the 24 hour shifts.
The role will involve assistance with all aspects of personal care and all aspects of daily living; you must be confident in manual handling, providing personal care and administering medication. I spend a lot of my time going to the theatre, concerts, music gigs, and sport matches. An enthusiasm for creative arts and/or sport would be an advantage. This job will involve working between Poole in Dorset and Haggerston in London, with lots of travel both in the UK and sometimes abroad. The ability to confidently navigate a step-free route across London is important. The family home, in Poole, has a hydro therapy pool and assistance and willingness to support me in the water is also essential.
This job will suit a motivated, proactive candidate with plenty of common sense who has some experience supporting a client with a disability and understands the importance of promoting independence.