Carers Needed to Join Team for Young Adult With Complex Disabilities
2 weekend Care Assistant posts to expand our team of carers.
Pay: Day shifts £14.00 per hour.
Sleeping night shifts 8pm-8am national living wage (currently £10.42)
Hours: One 24-hour shift 3 out of every 4 weeks (1 day and 1 consecutive night shift) at a weekend.
This could be a Friday night and Saturday day, or a Sunday day and night.
Day shifts are 8am-8pm. Night shifts 8pm-8am
You are able to study and sleep during night shifts at times when you are not required. Modern accommodation is provided for this.
Area: Near Newcastle Airport
This job would particularly suit a student, especially in a health or social care related discipline.
We have previously had a psychology student and currently have a nursing student covering a similar shift pattern. You would need to be in the area for some weeks outside of university term time.
You will be a long after a 23-year-old man with physical and learning disability, who lives in purpose-built accommodation adjacent to his family. For daytime care, he is supported by 2 adults. He has 1 carer overnight.
Full support with all personal care including hoisting for transfers, taking to activities and going on long walks outdoors pushing a wheelchair every day.
You need to be enthusiastic, physically fit, patient, caring, able to work as part of a small team.
Previous experience of working with people with disabilities is desirable (but not essential), particularly knowledge of visual impairment, epilepsy or autism. Reliability, the right attitude and the ability to fit into our current team is much more important.
You will be expected to comply with health and safety requirements to protect the young man you are caring for and the rest of the team which will include having Covid and flu vaccinations in line with national recommendations.
A reference from your current or most recent employer will be required if you are offered the post.
(Please do not apply if you have a student visa with a 20-hour limit as this is not enough hours for this post).
You will need to complete some mandatory training, and there will be further optional training on topics such as visual impairment offered.
Closing date: 5th January 2024
At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the U.K.