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Male Care Assistant/Companions Wanted Oxford (OX29) £10 per hour. Part-time.

Job Description

My Care My Home is a care advice service which aims to help vulnerable individuals to obtain the best quality care that meets their needs and wishes within their own home. We are supporting an elderly frail gentleman in the Standlake area of Oxfordshire to employ his own Care Assistant/Companions. 

Our client requires two male Care Assistants (on a job share basis) to enable him to live independently in his own home. Supporting his wife who lives with him, the role will involve working in the region of 10-15 hours per week on a flexible basis. At the moment permanent care is needed from 9.30am to 11.00/11.30am Monday to Saturday. This role may include additional hours to cover, for example, when his wife goes shopping etc. and very occasional overnight stays as and when required.

Job Requirements

Our client has had several TIAs in the past and suffers with Parkinsonism (not Parkinson's Disease but related to it) both of which affect his balance and mobility. He also has an in-dwelling urinary catheter so you will need experience of changing the leg bag regularly and cleaning and maintenace of the night bag. Our client needs discrete supervision when he takes a shower and he needs help with dressing. We are looking for someone to promote his independence, provide support with some aspects of daily living, as well as companionship. Duties to include:

  • Personal care as outlined above
  • Very occasional meal preparation; very occasional local shopping
  • Light domestic duties such as bed making and sheet/duvet changing when necessary; help with laundry etc.
  • Supervising a routine of simple daily exercises - our client's physiotherapist would instruct you on these
  • A daily walk around the village whenever possible; our client walks very well with a stick
  • Occasionally to drive our client to his GP in the nearby village of Bampton and to the Oxford hospitals.

It is important that you are able to provide companionship as well as delivering care, so we are looking for someone who enjoys spending time with older people and who is able to relate to their needs, interests, and life experiences.

Our client is an intellectual man; he is a retired diplomat; he spent many years as an ambassador in the Middle East and speaks fluent Arabic; he was a university lecturer before he joined the diplomatic service. He has many interests which include going for short walks in the village where he is well known to the locals. We are ideally looking for carers with similar interests who are able to share, to some extent, our client's everyday life. It is important to our client that he is supported by someone who is cat friendly and happy to feed her when our client's wife is not there.

Over time the needs of our client may change, so it is most important that you are flexible with both your approach to work and your hours. Driver with own transport, a clean driving licence and appropriate insurance is essential.

As well as having a range of life experiences supporting and spending time with older people, we are looking for someone with 2+ years of direct care experience either within  people’s own homes or a residential/nursing setting.

Further details of the role can be obtained by calling Louise or Joanne on Freephone: 0800 731 8470, or emailing 

As the role involves delivering personal care of an intimate nature, the role is not subject to the Sex Discrimination provisions of the Equality Act 2010. A full pre-employment and suitability checking service will be completed by My Care My Home, which will include criminal record checking.

Company Overview

Shaw healthcare has grown from its origin as a registered housing association to one of the UK’s leading healthcare providers largely through partnerships with public agencies responsible for both health and social care.

We are unique as a major healthcare provider in being 74% owned by its staff and 26% by its former parent company Shaw healthcare (Homes) Ltd.

Shaw has forged successful partnerships with Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and Social Care teams across England and Wales, developing care services and facilities for people with specific needs at the request of care commissioners.

We provide a spectrum of services from comprehensive care packages through to low level support in the community for older people and adults with physical, sensory or mental health support needs.

Shaw now employs over 4,600 people to provide care to over 3,000 individuals in registered care homes, hospitals, supported living arrangements, retirement schemes and domiciliary care settings.

We have links with UK universities to research and develop leading edge care practice and as a learning organisation we are committed to supporting the on-going training and education of all our staff.