- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
Hours – 32 Hours, 2 days at 8am to 4pm and 2 days at 12pm to 8pm at £9.00 per hour
The primary function of this role is to provide care and
support to this lady, ensuring that she is stimulated and supervised at all
times. The role is not just about personal care, but providing her with company
and ensuring her socialisation.
We’re looking for someone who can provide support, attention
and care. A friendly and patient person, who will talk to her, (although she
may not talk back) sing, and support her personal care. This young girl has a
short attention span, so keeping her entertained requires an understanding of
short bursts of activities.
Essential experience to complete the role
Peg/NG tube feeding
Experience dealing with Autism, and repetitive
Personal care experience for another, washing,
Note taking, documentation of feeds, water and
medicine administered (if required)
Dealing with difficult or challenging behaviour –
encouraging the client to stop, and preventing her from harming herself
This young lady has a variety of conditions that sometimes
lead to difficult and challenging behaviour. She is high on the Autistic
spectrum which affects her speech and communication skills, likes routine and
organisation and tends to get trapped in repetitive behaviours when upset. Her
main diagnosis is unknown. We also know that Jyoti suffers with a stigmatism
that distorts her vision. She has previously had surgery to correct a heart
Food and beverages
This young lady is PEG fed, so previous experience dealing
with this is desirable. Full training would be given to the successful
candidate. It is essential that she is given water both through the peg, and
also orally. Her hydration is key to not developing migraines or stomach
A purpose built annex is attached to the house, which comes
equipped with a small fridge, sterile boiling water dispenser, washing machine,
fully fitted bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, bed, living space, television and WIFI.
It is our intention that with the aid of carers, we make this lady as
independent as possible, and allow her the space she needs as a growing woman.
The annex is attached to the main house, and there is full
access to the main house at all times also.
She has minimal communication skills so patients,
understanding and empathy are key within this role. She has one Macintosh hand
sign that she uses to communicate all of her needs.
Mobility and Self
This young woman can
walk short distances, she can stand up, but struggles to stand for long periods
of time, and needs support when getting up. She can climb into the bathtub with
aid of another. As this young lady can walk and is around 5 foot tall it is
imperative that she is not left alone other than for really short periods, as
she can fall, grab and break things or slam doors repeatedly causing damage to
herself or her surroundings.
We have a specially adapted chair (buggy) for support on
outings, which fits into her new Citron van, so a driving licence for our
carers is a necessity.
To take her out in the car it is necessary to have two
carers or one and a family member, however the buggy can be used by a single
carer to take her on local walks for 1-2 hours at a time. This is encouraged as
it provides stimulation to Jyoti and gives her a change of scenery.
Self-Care – This
young lady does not have the capability to go to the toilet by herself, and
uses adult pads, which need changing every 4 hours (or less dependent on
She has two showers a day, one in the morning and one mid-afternoon.
Her teeth are also brushed at the same time. Full responsibility for her
This lady forms lasting bonds with people, it may take time
for her to adjust to someone, she is very responsive, loving and sometimes
mischievous with those she loves. She needs patience and understanding, but
sometimes needs to be told no so someone with the ability to judge situations
and outcomes is key.