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I am looking for personal care for a man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

10 hours per week, 5 hours on 2 x days (flexible)

Hourly pay rate:

£10.00 - £11.00

Personal Assistant/Support Worker

DP7128

I am a 27-year-old able bodied young man living with my partner and a cat. I am an intelligent, thoughtful and caring young man with a dry sense of humour. I am reserved to begin with but soon open up once I get to know you. I have Autism and suffer from Anxiety & Incontinence. I would like to find someone to assist me with day to day living, as part of a team including my partner and another carer.

My routine is extremely important to me and I require someone that can commit to working with me in my home along with accompanying me whilst out in the community and to medical appointments. I would like someone that can use their own initiative in helping me to plan my day and suggest ideas on gaining new experiences which will benefit my life and well-being.

I would really like someone to support me in becoming more independent and confident as this would greatly improve my quality of life. I would also like to be more confident with access to my local community, taking part in activities that I may find of interest. It would be ideal if you shared some of these interests so we could enjoy them together. Ideally; you will like animals, (I have a cat) and enjoy walking, visiting historic / natural places, coffee or gardening. I enjoy making things.

Duties include:

  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Looking after pets
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

• Support with general life skills, coping skills to reduce anxiety and communication skills
• Build up a trusting and friendly rapport
• Help improve awareness and safety while out in the community and at home
• Assist to access and partake in exercise
• Assist to understand the value of money
• Support and assistance with cooking/baking within the home
• To participate in leisure and social activities of choice eg gym, swimming, walking, climbing, shopping etc.
• Suggest and organise new activities to try out together, I would like to do things that others my age do (cinema, concerts etc)
• To drive me in your own vehicle or mine is required as public transport is not available in my village
• To be happy to drive near and far depending on the activities etc. Mileage allowance.
• Accompanying and assisting trips out.

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
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets

• Previous experience with Autism is preferred but this is not as essential as 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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