75-year-old male, living in Bridlington is seeking support workers to support for 24 hours per week. Hours of work would be Tues, Wed, Thurs 9am – 5pm.
Self employed workers also accepted to be considered, please share costings on application form if you are self-employed.
Gentleman’s care and support needs are Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body Dementia.
Gentleman likes to go out for food, involvement with cooking such as chopping and preparing. He also likes to go for short walks and visit places of interest such as museums and garden centres. He likes cars, planes and any tv programmes to do with antiques and these things. He likes going to antique shops, car shops and showrooms, Auctions.
The role will involve personal care and hygiene, toileting, support eating, dressing. Help with accessing the community. As his cognitive abilities fluctuate the support required can change from day to day. Picking up at 9am and returning home at 5pm.
Car driver with own vehicle and business use on car policy is essential.
The candidate should be resourceful, and proactive. Effective communication is essential therefore the candidate must be thoughtful and considerate in their communication and actions. Candidates should be sensitive to and able to positively manage and respond to the needs of the individual. They must have a good understanding of the disease and how this can affect gentleman’s behaviour and be trained in / have experience of dementia specifically Lewy Body Dementia.
DBS/Reference checks will be required for this post – Cost to be met by the local authority.
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The Direct Payments Support Service is an in-house service provided by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The service promotes independent choice and inclusion, allowing our service users to employ their own care and support as needed. We support many individuals with varying abilities, assisting with advertising and recruitment for a range of roles including support workers, carers and personal assistants.
Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check.