MSH at Home is currently recruiting additional Health Support Personal Assistants (HSPAs) to support our Self Care programme with older people in Kensington and Chelsea and North Westminster. We specifically require HSPAs to assist with the following activities:
Escorting – assistance to help older patients attend hospital and clinic appointments. This involves meeting at the patients home, travelling with them to the appointment on either provided or public transport, attending the consultation (if patient consents) and taking notes to report back to GP referrers, then travelling back and settling the patient back at home. It can also include taking less able patients (such as those in wheelchairs) to social events, shopping trips and to enjoy cultural events such as museums and galleries.
Decluttering – weekly support over a six week period to assist patients to sort through their belongings and tidy their living space to prevent the risk of trips or falls. This requires someone with sensitivity but gentle assertive skills, as it’s as much to do with assisting patients psychologically in addition the removing clutter.
Walking support – weekly visits over six weeks to assist patients to build their confidence with mobilising get out and about in their local community, thereby reducing social isolation.
Dementia 1:1 support – weekly visits over 10 weeks to assist patients with a dementia diagnosis and their families to cope with the diagnosis. Undertaking activities that will reduce social isolation, stimulate neurological and cognitive function and developing coping strategies.
This work is offered within a sessional working contract, operating from 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday. Successful applicants will be allocated a caseload of clients and manage their own diaries, meaning you can schedule sessions around other commitments, giving you flexibility of your working time. All sessions are logged on our Mobizio care planning system, ensuring staff safety and efficiency of session reporting.
In return, you will be offered excellent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities, including support to complete your National Care Certificate within the first 12 weeks of starting with the company. MSH at Home is also a registered London Living Wage Employer offering competitive pay rates. Paid for direct session delivery only, however travel from your home to visiting patients is reimbursed.
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