Personal Assistant

Ref: CSES492

Location: Bexhill-on-Sea

Details

I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

20 hours per week

Hourly pay rate:

£15

My son is a friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic autistic adult. He is in need of a PA/mentor for 20 hours per week to help him be more independent within the home, community and employment.

His hobbies and interests are playing bass and lead guitar, Hornby, classic cars, motorbikes and scooters and going to the gym. He would like to explore possibility of creating art/art therapy and continuing to work on woodwork skills.

Your role will be to help support my son to develop skills and build confidence in his ability to achieve his goals, create and support structure in his daily routine to improve mental wellbeing.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Have a good understanding of Autism and/or mental health.
  • Having experience in working with young people with Autism and mental health would be an advantage as would experience in working with young adults out of employment and training.
  • Able to work with a graded and enabling approach to build on the skills that the young man has. This approach should be patient, supportive and collaborative.
  • Able to tolerate the young man smoking in the workplace.
  • Safeguarding training or awareness is preferred but that training can be provided.

Notes:

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9

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