We are looking for an experienced live-in care worker who can provide a short-stay service (1-3 weeks) on an ad hoc basis throughout the year to support an older lady at home in Kingston whilst her husband is away on business. We seek a pleasant, caring lady who will interact and support our client, building up a meaningful relationship over time that both you and our client can look forward to. Someone who enjoys the company of well-trained dogs would be very suitable for this role.
Our client has full mental capacity and is largely fit and well, despite several health problems which can make her weak and susceptible to falling. She lives in a large, clean property with easy access to local amenities in a pleasant area of Kingston. She is able to undertake her own personal care, and can prepare and cook her meals but may require oversight on occasions when she may feel weaker than normal.
Duties will include housework and helping our client to access the community by car or public transport as required.
Our client has kidney failure that requires dialysis on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On these days, you will have considerable time off once you have assisted our client safely into public transport, but will also be there to ensure she returns home safely too. Our client will sleep all night too.
Pay will be between £450 – £550 per week. This is a self-employed position and you will therefore be responsible for your NI and tax payments. Board is included. You will need to provide your own food.
Interviews will take place in our Portsmouth office. The first period of respite is due in April 2019. The candidate will be subject to a DBS check.
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