GL53 | Live In Carer

Ref: 2322| Posted: 3rd Aug 2022

Title: Live-in Carer
Location:  Charlton Kings, GL53
Nearest Train station: Cheltenham Spa
Salary: Up to £27,000.00 gross per annum
Driver required? Yes
Essential: Experience supporting young adults with physical disabilities, working in a family environment. Non-smoker/ vaper. This role is open to *female applicants only, eligible to live and work in the UK
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: 5 days per week
Accommodation: Large double room, shared bathroom
Pets: No
Recruiter: Kamila  

About this client:
Kate, 23 is an active and sociable young lady. She has many interests: yoga, music, Boccia, being in company of others, taking trips, visiting her relatives, the list is long! Kate attends a college which she really likes, she enjoys having a busy life. Kate has quadriplegic athetoid cerebral palsy, she is a wheelchair user and is non-verbal.  Kate is using manual boards and Eye Gaze to communicate. Kate requires 2:1 support with all her daily activities including personal care, feeding, medication and transfers.

Overview of role:
We are seeking a reliable, caring and intuitive female Live-in Carer who will join Kate’s team and enable her to live independently in her own home and pursue all the interests and activities she enjoys. Your role will be to assist her with all daily tasks, provide personal care, meal preparation and housekeeping duties. You’ll drive Kate to her college where she is supported by a member of college staff and accompany her to all her appointments and activities. The days of work are 5 days per week, the rota will be shared one month in advance, and you will have 2 consecutive days off each week, 1 weekend off a month. This position requires flexibility, when Kate is at college you will have a free time however you need to be available to assist if needed. During the term time, the typical working hours will be before and after college (7 to 8 hours. At weekends and during holidays Kate requires support throughout the day (typically 13 to 15 hours). There are plenty of breaks and you will be working with another team member. The exact hours are to be discussed with the successful candidates. Salary offered is £23,000.00 to £27.000.00 gross per annum depending on experience.

Who this job would suit:
This position will suit a caring, patient, warm, resourceful and friendly *female carer with a keen interest in supporting others, common sense and good sense of humour. You will be flexible, adaptable, proactive and promote Kate’s independence. A team player, happy to work alongside others team and family members. A confident driver to drive Kate to her appointments and activities.

What’s great about this job:
A fantastic opportunity to learn lots of new skills and establish a great relationship with Kate, become part of her dedicated team, and enable her to live as independently as possible. You will be working in a friendly environment and receive ongoing training and support from Kate’s family. All household utilities are included and lovely accommodation, a large bedroom with sitting area, TV with Sky package and Wifi, shared bathroom and ‘day room’ area, large garden with patio and free parking.

Who is working with this client?
We are working in association with a private client on this vacancy; they will be carrying out all recruitment, including shortlisting and interviewing. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to Snap Care sending your CV and contact details directly to our client for their consideration.

*Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance to paragraph 1, of schedule 9