Wellbeing Support Assistant

Ref: DP6614

Location: East Grinstead

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. Tuesday afternoon, Thursday evening, Friday morning - 2hr's each visit. Further discussion/flexibility around the hours with the employer is possible.

Hourly pay rate:

10

I am a 22-year-old able bodied woman living with my mother. I have Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Social Communication & Learning Difficulties, and an eye condition called Nystagmus. I would like to find someone to support and assist me to safely access my local community leisure centre.

This would not only benefit my life but also my physical & mental health/wellbeing. My routine is extremely important to me, and I require someone that can commit to assisting me three days a week at a local leisure centre to help support me. To assist me to become more independent would greatly improve my quality of life, my wellbeing and mental health. I struggle with my confidence, and it may take me a while to build a rapport with you. Ideally someone sharing similar interests and who likes to exercise but also may have an interest in animals, TV programs, and music. I also attend a local college part time. Assistance to improve my ability to interact with others and to allow me to have the freedom to participate in the things I enjoy. This would be a very rewarding role for the right person. Could you be that person?

Duties include:

  • Companionship
  • Transportation
  • Other relevant duties as required

Support with general life skills
Support with coping skills to reduce anxiety
Support with clear communication skills
Build up a trusting and friendly rapport
Help improve awareness and safety while out in the community
Assist to access and partake in exercise
Encourage and support with using public transport
To participate in leisure and social activities of choice eg gym, swimming, classes.
To drive me in your own vehicle is required when public transport is not available. To be happy to drive near and far depending on the activities etc. This will be in exchange for 35p per mile mileage including parking expenses will be reimbursed.
Other related tasks may be required.

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
  • 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

  • Easy going tolerant personality with good knowledge of local area
  • Able to build up a good rapport and basis of trust with employer
  • Positive and patient attitude with excellent interpersonal skills

Additional requirements

Non-smoker due to medical reasons

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