Paul Moseley, from Worthing, has been a healthcare assistant with Interserve Healthcare since 2017. He chose to work for the company, despite other job offers, after meeting the branch staff and hearing about the placement with Ollie.
The 35-year-old spent a number of years running a bar before moving into the care sector over ten years ago. Paul hadn’t set out to work in healthcare but took a chance on a job at a care home when he was looking for work. It turned out to be the start of a long-term carer. Paul has experience people with learning disabilities, and a number of conditions such as epilepsy.
Paul said: “The work at the care home was incredible but in intense. Unfortunately overtime the emphasis on paperwork grew and I found myself wanting a change. It was then that I found the job with Interserve Healthcare and I’ve never looked back.”
Paul’s skills and aptitude were matched with Daniel, 12, who lives in Brighton and has muscular dystrophy. His role means that he stays overnight within the family home to take care of Daniel.
Paul describes Daniel as “very smart, with a brain that moves at the speed of light, and who likes to challenge me with maths questions.”
Paul explains: “It can be tiring caring for children with Muscular Dystrophy. When I come in, I can take over and give the parents respite. They can relax knowing that I’m awake and alert caring for their son and watching out for him whilst he is sleeping.”
Paul is supported by Interserve Healthcare’s branch nurse and from time to time receives new or refresher training. He said: “Interserve Healthcare take their training seriously, it’s very good. And I’ve really enjoyed being trained by professionals who have many years of experience in the field. It makes me more confident in my job and I know I have people to call on if I have questions or worries.
Paul said: “Being a Healthcare Assistant makes me feel very good about what I am doing. I don’t complain about work, I look forward to it. I’m a bit nocturnal so night work suits me. I especially enjoy the friendships I have with my clients; feeling included in family life and knowing that I have the back up of experienced professionals.”