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Role overview:

To support a bright and cheeky 5-year-old boy and provide PA support to the family. Some PA’s work nights, some daytimes, one works a weekend, and some do a mix of days, nights and weekends. Night-time support will be waking nights as the child often sleeps poorly, there is a rota for supporting his additional needs and requires suctioning overnight. Night Support is always 2 to 1, with daytime staff working 2 to 1 with another staff member or with a relative. All moving and handling is 2 to 1.

About the client (D):

D is a very loving and kind natured boy who has a complex genetic disorder called Mitochondrial Disease often referred to as Mito. As a consequence of his condition he has neurodevelopmental delay, is tube fed via PEG-J, and is pre-verbal. Although D shows interest in what is going on around him, and is able to verbalise some sounds, he is reliant on his care givers to support and interpret his communication. Communication is a major challenge for him and those who care for him, as he often laughs when in pain, D relies on his care givers being observant and reactive to his needs. He requires full support with all personal care tasks, including nappy changes, dressing/undressing as well as requiring assistance with feeding and drinking via PEG-J. D requires 2 to 1 for all manual handling and physio due to having minimal muscle tone. D is at high risk for skin breakdown and has open wounds that need redressing at nappy changes. D suffers with vacant and unresponsive episodes where he will go floppy, he is also able to roll onto his front but is unable to roll back putting himself at risk, therefore he needs diligent care workers that will respond to his needs, having one-to-one support at all times. He enjoys attending school Monday – Friday with his care team facilitating the transport to and from school during term time.

Training

Training will be provided in the following areas if necessary.

  • First aid/basic life support including the management of choking
  • Administering medication
  • Enteral feeding via PEG-J
  • Moving, handling and positioning.
  • Physiotherapy Stretches
  • Chest Physiotherapy
  • Suction  
  • Airway Management
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Communication Skills

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Role overview:

To support a bright and cheeky 5-year-old boy and provide PA support to the family. Some PA’s work nights, some daytimes, one works a weekend, and some do a mix of days, nights and weekends. Night-time support will be waking nights as the child often sleeps poorly, there is a rota for supporting his additional needs and requires suctioning overnight. Night Support is always 2 to 1, with daytime staff working 2 to 1 with another staff member or with a relative. All moving and handling is 2 to 1.

 

About the client (D):

D is a very loving and kind natured boy who has a complex genetic disorder called Mitochondrial Disease often referred to as Mito. As a consequence of his condition he has neurodevelopmental delay, is tube fed via PEG-J, and is pre-verbal. Although D shows interest in what is going on around him, and is able to verbalise some sounds, he is reliant on his care givers to support and interpret his communication. Communication is a major challenge for him and those who care for him, as he often laughs when in pain, D relies on his care givers being observant and reactive to his needs. He requires full support with all personal care tasks, including nappy changes, dressing/undressing as well as requiring assistance with feeding and drinking via PEG-J. D requires 2 to 1 for all manual handling and physio due to having minimal muscle tone. D is at high risk for skin breakdown and has open wounds that need redressing at nappy changes. D suffers with vacant and unresponsive episodes where he will go floppy, he is also able to roll onto his front but is unable to roll back putting himself at risk, therefore he needs diligent care workers that will respond to his needs, having one-to-one support at all times. He enjoys attending school Monday – Friday with his care team facilitating the transport to and from school during term time.

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