Title: Live-in Carer
Location: Cambridge, CB22
Nearest Tube/Station: Cambridge
Wage/Salary: £36,400 gross per annum
Driver Essential? Yes
Essential: Aptitude and desire to work with young adults with disabilities. Must be comfortable with personal care. Non-smoker.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 10.00am then 2.00pm to 9.00pm
Family/Client Pets: None
Accommodation: Annex with double bedroom, shared bathroom and kitchen
Recruiter: Rachael Cordell
About this client/child:
We are on the search for an experienced Carer to join Jed’s team. Jed is aged 18 and is an incredibly happy and cheerful young man with the most infectious giggle. Jed enjoys hydrotherapy, watching TV and having stories read to him. Jed has cerebral palsy and requires adult help for all his needs, including personal care. He is fed via a PEG and uses Eye gaze for his communication. He also has a smart wheelchair.
Overview of role:
As Jed’s Live-in Carer your role will be working alongside his parents and his support workers to assist him with his daily routine and ensure he is comfortable. You will always be working alongside another Carer as Jed requires 2:1 care. We are looking for a carer who can assist with Jed’s before and after school routines with a focus on supporting with his personal care, moving and handling and activities out when needed. Jed goes to school at 9.00 am in the morning, and he comes home after 4.00pm. During the hours you are on shift whilst Jed is at school, you will assist the family with some light cleaning, shopping, preparing, and cooking Jed’s food. There will be the opportunity to pick up additional hours during the school holidays and on occasions when Jed is unable to attend school. The hourly rate offered is £14.00 gross per hour. An automatic fully adapted car is available to use when on duty.
Who this job would suit:
We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Carer who can pitch in as and when needed. Jed needs vibrant, positive and creative people who actively engage with him to bring out the best in him. For this position you must be comfortable supporting a young adult with physical disabilities.
What’s great about this job:
This role offers excellent training opportunities with Jed’s full therapy team. You will be working 2:1 most of the time within the client's home so can focus all your skills and attention to help Jed reach his potential.
Who is recruiting for this role?
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