Job Reference: 01K/ Dundonald / EG
Support Worker required —
to cover 1 x 24hr shift per week
Rate of Pay: £10.90 per hour
Days and times of work: one day over the week. Rolling 3weekly Rota
Hrs between 11.30am to 11.30 am next day ( full 24hrhrs inclusive of a sleepover )
Previous experience or training in working with young adults with extra support needs is essential as is being a driver, with clean drivers’ licence. Flexibility to be part of a good working team.
To assist with the socialising of a young man of 25 who has extra support needs, this will include taking the young person out in his own car to various activities.
Other duties will include assisting with personal care as required and administering and keeping medication records.
The young man has mobility, but at uses a wheelchair.
The young man lives in his own tenancy in Dundonald, South Ayrshire with a Support Team. It is important to recognize that the care you are employed to assist with will be provided within his home, therefore confidentiality and respect for his privacy and daily routine is of the utmost importance.
The tasks you may be required to do will vary, according to the needs of the young man and will include the following:
Assistance/ Reminding me to take my medication
Help with showering, Bathing, Drying myself
Assistance using the Toilet – this may include changing pads.
Assistance with eating, drinking – cutting up my food — The young man has a softs diet and will require some foods to be liquidised.
Assistance with shaving, dressing, oral hygiene, foot care, drying, styling hair
HOUSEHOLD TASKS: To be completed for the person you are employed to assist.
These will be completed on a regular basis throughout the week or when needed:
Cooking and Preparing a meal, sandwich, drink for the young man
My dietary requirements are that I require some foods liquidised and that I am severely allergic to any foods that contain eggs. ( I have an Epi Pen for emergencies, training will be given )
Keeping the kitchen clean and tidy, mopping floors
Household cleaning, which will include the bathroom, bedroom etc
My Laundry, Ironing
Changing my Bedding / Changing bedding in the staff room
GENERAL TASKS: Done as and when required
Going to the local shops / assisting me with my shopping
Reporting any faults with any equipment used to my family
Light household maintenance e.g changing a light bulb using the appropriate equipment e.g ladders.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES / OUTINGS: You may be required to assist me
When going to the Cinema/Theatre / Going Swimming
Horse riding / Mobility Bikes – Wed/ Disco on a Mon night
Going to appointments / Going to the shops
Assisting with Leisure Activities, Going out in the evenings
Going for a walk
Driving — STAFF Will require to have A full clean driving licence
- You may be asked to accompany the Young Man on Holiday (Paid)
Wages are paid 4 weekly in arrears, by BACS Transfer.
There are 5.6 weeks paid A/L attached to this post.
Annual leave use to be discussed at interview.
This Job Description is set around the young mans needs as is the rota and either may change in the future according to his support needs.
There is a 6 month probationary period attached to the post
The Successful applicants will be required to undergo the New PVG Disclosure, or update Disclosure, the employer will pay the fee of £18 / £59, but if you leave the employment within the 6 months probationary period the employer reserves the right to recoup this cost from your wages.
If successful a copy of your driving licence and car insurance (including business insurance) will be requested by the employer.
Two up to date Reference contacts are required one of which must be from a present or most recent employer.
If interested please email your up to date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and quote ref 01K/ Dundonald/ EG
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