Physiotherapy Job Summary:
We are looking for fun, proactive people, looking for a great job, before getting perhaps an NHS, private or professional job, or going off / coming back from travelling.
You'd be joining a fantastic small team of great Physio / SALT/ Psychology etc graduates helping me look after my husband who has MS.
He is very up for doing things, loves music, comedy, cinema, theatre, travelling, seeing our very loyal friends etc, but needs help to do all that.
We are just back from trips to France, South Africa, and New York (accompanied by 2 great SLT graduates who lived in / currently help us.)
Recently he has been to see the Matisse exhibition at the Royal Academy, the Pink Floyd exhibition at the V&A, Michael McIntyre work in progress, and Iron Maiden (twice!). Plus Thriller, Deep Purple and going outside to the Parks and the Heath.
Full, paid, shadowing and training is given and there are always two people working at any one time.
The role involves the morning 'getting up' practical stuff, including personal care and giving meds, and then the fun 'going out' stuff.
My husband is currently undergoing changes to his Intrathecal Baclofen Pump and this would be a very interesting project for a Physio to be involved in.
There is no lifting, and we are fully equipped with roll-in shower, a (brilliant!) electric bed-head hoist, a profiling bed, tilted shower chair, and a wheelchair accessible car.
We have excellent input from our NHS SALTs, Physio's and OT's who are also willing to advise / train us when needed, as well as my husband's consultants.
We live in West Hampstead, London NW6, near the Tube, Overground and Thameslink train stations.
We are very close to Hampstead Heath and are also near Regent's Park. It takes c.20 mins by tube into town.
We are ideally looking for someone to live in, working 3/4/5 weekdays, but generally not weekends, unless that is preferable. We are also looking for someone part time.
Usually the person living-in does two 'longer days' allowing me to go out on a couple of evenings. (I work 3 days a week.)
We are, though, very flexible in terms of hours, start date, whether part time / full time, live in / live out etc and I am very happy indeed to chat through the various options!
The reason we are recruiting now is one person who’s lived in is now applying for NHS jobs, and another part time person is pregnant.
You are also very welcome to chat to people who've previously done the role - they are all very happy to do so.
For anyone living-in we live in a large, bright, 'mansion' flat. It has a balcony, dining room, sitting room, large eat-in kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 2 loos, airing cupboard, utility room, large communal gardens - and a vegetable patch!
The bedroom for people who live-in is a large bright room with double windows, windowboxes, overlooking communal gardens, with bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk, bookshelf, sofa which becomes a sofa bed, wifi, etc.
The person has virtual sole use of the wetroom bathroom, because it's shared only with my husband, who is only using it when we are helping him. I have my own bathroom.
I fully appreciate - and indeed expect! - that you will be looking to move into an NHS / private / professional positions in due course, but people say this is a very interesting, useful and fun position in terms of 'keeping your hand in' whilst you apply.
The role includes 5.6 weeks paid holiday pay (pro rata if part time), sick pay, and a pension if eligible under the new rules.
We have Employers' Liability Insurance, including cover for health tasks carried out by social care teams.
So if you are fun, pro-active, caring and kind, and, most importantly, have lots of common sense, then we'd love to hear from you.