Live-in Carer

Bunbury Care Agency

Live-in Carer

Job Ref: A650N
Location: Chester, Cheshire
Job Type: Live-in; rota-based
Wages: £660-£700 per week plus 45p per mile travel allowance

The Bunbury Care Agency is recruiting a full-time highly qualified live-in carer for an elderly lady with Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Syndrome. This is a 24hr care position which can be shared to allow for breaks. Night-time is usually quiet with the client sleeping 10-12 hours per night and there is a monitor provided. The client’s accommodation is situated in a converted garage turned bedroom and wet room, while the husband sleeps upstairs. In order to help with mobility, there is a trolley for use around the house, and although the client is able to walk to the care there is also a wheelchair provided. There is no personal care required at present as the husband is continuing to assistant with these needs. The ideal candidate will be able to share in the cooking and cleaning duties as well as assist in driving and accompanying the client to church.

Working for Bunbury Care Agency

Our live-in rota runs from a standard 7 day booking, which can be extended based on your availability. The Bunbury Care Agency offers flexible working hours to suit your availability within the month. Our rota based system ensures that you have your monthly bookings allocated and sent to you a month in advance therefore we can work around your personal needs.

Our carers are expected to maintain the dignity, respect, lifestyle and confidentiality of the client at all times, with particular regard to assisting with:

  • Dressing and undressing
  • Bathing, washing, shaving and oral hygiene
  • Toilet and continence requirements
  • Medication requirements and other health-related issues
  • Manual handling
  • Hygiene and awareness of infection control
  • Eating and meal times
  • Handling personal possessions and documents
  • Entering the home, room, bathroom or toilet

Our requirements

Experienced carers only please as we require up to date certificates and training documents. Successful applicants will be asked for two written references from previous positions in the care industry.

A full UK driving licence is desirable.

Skills

Please specify if you have any of the desired experience and to what level of training:

  • NVQL2 or higher (or the equivalent of) in health and social care
  • Moving and handling
  • Personal Care and Hygiene
  • Infection Control
  • Dementia Care
  • Food Hygiene
  • First Aid
  • Medication administration
  • Catheterisation experience
  • PEG Feeding
  • Mental Health
  • Palliative Care

All applicants are subject to a DBS check. If you are with the update service please can you let us know in advance as this will speed up the application process.

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