Details

I am looking for personal care  for a woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

6 hours per week over 3 days. Afternoons.

Hourly pay rate:

£18 per hour (self-employed rate)

Location:

Haslemere, UK

Self-Employed Personal Assistant/Support Worker

NDS7446

I like the outdoors and nature. The place I most feel at home in is the woods. I require someone who likes the outdoors to go for walks with me and who will encourage me to be physical as I feel happy when I’m moving and getting fresh air.
I am a very creative person and enjoy singing. I am part of a choir and attend singing lessons. It would be great to find someone who is also creative with a sense of humour.
I have Autism and for me this means that I find bright, loud places overwhelming, although I appear calm on the exterior. During these moments I will need gentle support to help me find peace. I will also require someone who can breakdown and prioritise everyday tasks and other admin tasks in a simple and clear way.

Duties include:

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

Additional Duties:

Social: 
Accompanying and/assisting on trips out e.g. a friend’s market garden, places in nature, music events.
Accompanying to groups/meetings of interest when required.
The above duties may involve driving me in your car.

Wellbeing:
To understand my Autism can be invisible and that I can mask what I am really feeling and experiencing.
To tune into my responses and respond to these appropriately and with sensitivity.
To empower me feel confident in my everyday life.

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

• Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised, able to prioritise tasks effectively.
• Explain things in a clear and simple way.
• Patient, empathetic and be a great listener.
• At ease with silence as well as comfortable to have a conversation.
• Genuine, down to earth, cheerful, creative.
• Must refrain from wearing perfumes during work (As this can trigger asthma and sensory overload).
• Be happy to take lateral flow tests prior to coming to work.

Notes:

Non-smoker due to medical reasons

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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