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P/T female support worker / Irvine 5hrs per week– Temp post — EG 22/02/2021 Personal Employer Irvine

Job Outline –  P/T Female Personal Assistant Support Worker — Temporary post for 3 months

 

Post Personal Assistant

to a young lady in the Irvine Area

 

Posts

 

hours

will be EITHER on a TUESDAY,  from 1 PM – 5.30 PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     or on a FRIDAY,  from 12noon – 4.30PM

= 4.5 working hours,  but will be paid 5 hours, allowing 15 minutes paid travel time each way.

 

Salary

 

Living wage rate – £9.30 per hour
Job Purpose To work closely and flexibly with a a young person  who has physical disabilities / LD / etc ( delete as appropriate )  to ensure s/he is appropriately supported to participate in a full range of opportunities in their life and to continue to develop and follow their hobbies and interests.

 

Employer You will be employed by the family, who will be assisted to administer payroll and undertake the necessary employment support responsibilities by a relevant support organisation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities

 

 

Personalise as required

You will be responsible for supporting the young lady to engage in all aspects of community life and activities as directed by her family.

Being flexible is a key component to this job and you will be guided by the family about the particular activities the young lady likes. You are expected to support her choices.

You will be required to act as a friend and companion to her, as well as fulfilling a guidance and supervisory role.

To take part in a variety of different activities that she enjoys, such as walking her dog, grooming her horse, outings to the coffee / ice-cream shop

going to cinema / going to the Gym / shopping – once current covid restrictions are lifted.

Assist in personal care role: showering / hair washing

changing her bed linen and guidance for preparing a basic meal, washing dishes, some general housework chores

Assist with basic computer skills, eg online shopping , accessing email and Level 2 college material online and accompanying her to travel on public transport — Once restrictions are lifted.

Training No particular training required, mainly a common sense approach

 

 

Person Specification

 

Attributes: Essential Criteria

 

Desirable
 

Qualifications

Demonstrable experience of supporting people to fulfil their potential and have active lives.
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.

Understands the crucial role that family carers play and the value of their contribution.

Working knowledge of good person-centred practice.

 

 

 

Experience

 

 

 

 

 

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 young person is looking to recruit someone with some similar interests, she gets on better and feels more comfortable around those of her own peer group age 20s to 30s.

She is looking for someone with a good sense of humour, down to earth and sensible.

Flexible and reliable

Must be comfortable around dogs, cats and horses
Other You must have a full clean UK driving licence with business use on your Ins

You must be physically fit as there is the need to lift his wheelchair and bags in and out of the car.

You must have a good sense of humour.

You will be paid a mileage allowance for use of your car whilst taking the young lady out – again adhering to current  Covid rules

 

PPE will be provided by the employer

 

 

There is a 3 month probationary period attached to this post, although the post is temp for 3 months, it may be extended by the family, if this is the case the probationary period may also be extended

 Successful applicant will have to undergo a new or update of the PVG disclosure scheme and provide 2 up to date reference contacts.

 To apply for this post please email your up to date CV to evelyn@ailn.org

Ref P/T Female Support / Irvine – EG

 Please note AILN are not the employers, we are a support service to private employer

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