Personal Assistant/Support Worker

Ref: CC171a

Location: Croydon

Details

I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

13 hours a week Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Hourly pay rate:

£16.00 per hour, olus mileage at 45p

Are you a compassionate and experienced individual looking to make a meaningful impact on someone's life? Do you have a background in supporting individuals with diverse needs and empowering independence? If so, we have an enriching opportunity that might be perfect for you!
As a Support Worker, you will play a pivotal role in assisting a 43-year-old man who faces daily challenges due to disabilities stemming from a traumatic head injury in childhood. Your responsibilities will encompass a wide range of tasks aimed at enhancing his quality of life and promoting his autonomy. From aiding in light cooking, ironing, and laundry, to maintaining a tidy living space and ensuring he has essential toiletries and personal care items, you will be instrumental in supporting his daily routines. Additionally, you will facilitate his integration into the community, providing encouragement and assistance as he navigates social interactions and explores new opportunities for engagement. Furthermore, you will play a vital role in facilitating his technological literacy, guiding him in the safe and effective use of a mobile phone, internet browsing, and email communication.

 

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

aiding in light cooking, ironing, and laundry, to maintaining a tidy living space and ensuring he has essential toiletries and personal care items, you will be instrumental in supporting his daily routines. Additionally, you will facilitate his integration into the community, providing encouragement and assistance as he navigates social interactions and explores new opportunities for engagement. Furthermore, you will play a vital role in facilitating his technological literacy, guiding him in the safe and effective use of a mobile phone, internet browsing, and email communication.

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

Proven experience working with adults with cognitive or learning disabilities, ideally in a similar capacity
• Strong understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by individuals with disabilities, including epilepsy, short-term memory loss, and visual impairment
• Exceptional empathy, patience, kindness, and compassion
• Ability to foster independence and self-confidence while providing necessary support and guidance
• Excellent communication skills and the capacity to establish rapport and trust with the individual and their support network
• Flexibility and adaptability to accommodate the evolving needs and preferences of the individua

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours

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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