Covid Care Support Team

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Personal Assistants x 8

Islandwide

Vacancy Reference: CCST8

The Mission

Our incredible care teams across the Island have been working flat out since the start of the pandemic, supporting the most vulnerable people in our community.  These keyworkers are dedicated, caring and immensely hard working and now they need your help.

Our care sector is facing staff shortages at a time when they need to be at full strength, no where more so than in Covid Positive settings (areas where there has been a positive case of coronavirus). These settings are dealing with depleted workforces, with staff unavailable, isolating or off sick. Yet still, these amazing teams are determined to ensure individuals continue to receive the highest standards of care.

To help these dedicated staff get the support they need, to take much needed breaks and to reduce workloads The PA Noticeboard is creating a new safety net, the Covid Care-Support Team.

How can you help?

We need 8 individuals with previous care experience to work on a self-employed basis as Personal Assistants in care. You will be covering urgent (personal not medical) needs across our community in Covid positive care environments.  Work could be based;

  • Within a community ward at St Marys Hospital

  • In a residential setting like a care home

  • Supporting individuals on a 1-2-1 basis in their own homes

This will be a vital resource, supporting frontline keywokers who are facing overwhelming challenges due to staff shortages in their teams, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To reinforce our frontline, we are calling on this Covid Care-Support Team to provide staffing cover only in Covid Positive settings.

The Covid Care-Support Team

  • You will be a self-employed Personal Assistant not a council employee (if you have not been self-employed before the process is simple and we have a team on hand to help)

  • You will be working only in settings where there has been a positive case of Covid-19.

  • Hourly rate is £15 p/h for weekdays and £16 p/h for weekends (nightshifts available).

  • There is an additional retainer of £15 per day to each PA on the Covid Care Support Team.

  • You will have regular weekly testing for Covid-19 (often with results in 2 hours)

You will provide support, ensuring physical and emotional wellbeing, this could include personal care including support to dress, wash and bathe or maybe you’ll be carrying out household tasks like cooking, cleaning and meal preparation.

Free training will be provided from Medication Awareness and Medication Administration to Manual Handling, PPE training and more.  We will also give you free access to study for your Certificate in Care.

To join this new Covid Care-Support Team please contact our friendly PA Market Team Leanne, Mijung and Sophie ASAP via email at pa.market@iow.gov.uk or via phone on 01983 823340.

To discover more about the PA Noticeboard please visit https://isleofwight.panoticeboard.org.uk/ 

(Following registration you will be required to complete an accreditation process where you will undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), right to work checks and ensure the relevant insurances are in place for you to be able to start work).