|Post Female Support worker||Personal Assistant
to a Young Lady in Saltcoats
|____18________ hours per week, with extra hours being offered throughout the year for respite support.|
|£_11.83________ per hour , inclusive of petrol allowance. wages are paid 4 weekly in arrears|
|5.6 weeks paid Annual leave pro rata for contracted staff. Holidays to be agreed with the employer.|
|Days of work / times required
|To be discussed at interview, will include daytime, evening and occasional weekends
The 18hrs will be over 3 to 4 days max.
|Job Purpose||Support worker required to assist a young lady who has a visual impairment. She is awaiting Cane training, to assist her get out in her community.|
|Employer||You will be employed by the personal employer, who will be assisted to administer payroll and undertake the necessary employment support responsibilities by a relevant support organisation.|
|· There is a 6 month probationary period attached to the post
· Successful applicant will have to undergo a new or update of the PVG disclosure scheme and supply 2 up to date reference contacts prior to appointment.
|Key Duties and Responsibilities
|As a personal assistant support worker , your role is to support, encourage and promote her independence. You will be required to assist her with integrating in to the local community and further afield, linking her with activities that are of interest to her.
Actively support her to meet new people and take part in new groups., as well as search for new groups or activities she may enjoy .
Being flexible is a key component to this job and you will be guided by the employer herself about the particular activities she wants to participate in at particular times and you are expected to support her choices.
To aid her to travel on public transport – Bus / Train, which may include Glasgow, Edinburgh and local areas.
You may will required at times to work in the evening and on occasions at the weekend to support her interests. This will usually be planned in advance.
You may at times be required to provide companionship in her own home.
The family have 1 very friendly dog
|Demonstrable experience of supporting people to fulfil their potential and have active lives.||Relevant qualification(s).|
|Knowledge & Skills||An understanding of how to support and facilitate in a way that empowers the person.
Good interpersonal skills and values reflecting social inclusion.
Excellent and effective communication skills.
Excellent listening skills.
Good organisational skills.
|Working knowledge of good person-centred practice.
|Can draw on lived experience of positively Supporting someone as a peer or similar.
Can engage effectively and work in partnership with others.
|Have supported people to achieve positive outcomes in their life.|
|Personal Qualities||The employer has a wide range of interests which are in a table at the end of this person spec. She is looking to recruit someone with some similar interests or happy to support her with her interests.
She is looking for someone with a good sense of humour, down to earth, likes a good blether and a bit of banter but is also a good listener.
The person should be good at connecting into community activities and making contacts/networks
|Wide experience of community activities|
|Other||You must have a good sense of humour, be flexible and reliable
Honest reliable and wont let her down.
Be able to stay overnight at times whilst away on trips
|Being a driver and having use of own vehicle would be an advantage, but not essential, as she is happy to travel on public transport with assistance.|
|The Persons interests are:
Particularly Taylor Swift
|She’s a people person , bubbly and outgoing
Please note that there is a 6 month probationary period attached to this post. Successful applicants will be required to provide 2 up to date reference contacts , one of which should be a current or most recent employer. You will also be required to under go a new PVG disclosure, cost met by the employer.
To apply for this post please email your up to date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org – quote ref Saltcoats – Ref: 03/SALTCOATS/EG /18hrs
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