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Live in Special Care and Home Care

Posted: 04-02-2019
Place: Kilburn, London

Job Summary
Ad for live in care assistant/home care
We are looking for someone to LIVE IN our house to help with care for our sweet son who is a young adult with disabilities. He is friendly, loving, gentle, cooperative and happy and does not have challenging behaviour.
(Please note that this position is ONLY LIVE-IN)
We are looking for someone with experience working as a carer, experience looking after children, or working with elderly adults, working in care homes, as our son’s care needs are similar. experience with special needs would be a big bonus but is not essential. Full training would be provided on every aspect of our son’s needs.
You must be intelligent, responsible, reliable, sociable, totally trustworthy, flexible, efficient, energetic and above all, caring and loving. A good sense of humour would be an asset. You must be a non-smoker and be in good general health. It is important that you can understand and speak good English as our son’s speech is still developing and good communication skills are vital for him.
Our son needs help with all aspects of personal care, and encouraging his development, therapy exercises, and being a general support and companion.
People develop a deep sense of caring for our son as he is very loving and caring and feel rewarded by helping him and being part of his (and our) life.
Apart from caring for our son, some general assistance at home will be needed, mainly in the kitchen. Heavier household tasks are carried out by our cleaner, who comes during the week, Monday-Friday.
As well as learning through a busy home-based schedule of a cognitive learning programme, including self-help skills and independence, physiotherapy, speech therapy and music sessions, our son is a student 3 days per week at a special college in Brighton. You would need to travel to Brighton from London, each week, during term time, stay with him in a 2 room arrangement in a hotel. You would be responsible for our son’s care during the hours he is not at college, ie in the morning and then in the afternoon/evening after his college day is finished.
You would have some free time during the day at home when our son is working with tutors and teachers, and when he is at college during the day, in Brighton, during term time. We will need some occasional evening childcare. You will need to help our son on Saturday mornings and then have free time over the rest of the weekend. Sometimes Saturday evening babysitting will be required. Sunday is typically free time. You would have plenty of free time when we are away (and not travelling with us) which is several times per year.
We live in a large flat with a large garden, in a desirable, safe neighbourhood in North West London. You would have your own nice, well-sized bedroom. There is internet access. Our home is well located with many amenities nearby and excellent transport links.
You will need to commit to a year, or at least until August 2018 when our son is due to finish attending college in Brighton. Our plan is for him then to return to living at home in London full time and to follow a London based curriculum of on-going education, music, work experience, and therapy.
Pay is competitive. We would prefer for you to work on a self-employed basis, though we would also be willing to employ you directly ourselves if you are the 'right' person for us!
If you are interested, you will need to have a visa or be allowed to live and study in the UK, and you must provide a cv, good and up-to-date refereenvereferences, a DBS/CRB (Criminal Records Bureau disclosure) a photo and good references. We hope to hear from you soon!


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