Personal Support Assistant / Driver – 22hrs per week
The employer is a disabled man who lives in their own flat. It is important to recognize that the care you are employed to assist with will be provided within the family home, therefore confidentiality and respect for the family’s privacy and daily routine is of the utmost importance. Smoking is not allowed in K’s presence re poor lung function.
Rate of pay £10.02
Days per week : to be negotiated with flexible hours but he needs assistance on a daily basis. Will be 5 days over 7
This 22hr post could include Morning Shift, Afternoons and Weekends, 5 over 7 days, with Flexibility built in.
The earliest start time will be 09.00 hrs and the latest finish time will be 22.00hrs
This Job Description is set around the employers needs as is the rota and either may change in the future according to his support needs.
Staff Training requirements:
Having British sign language (BSL) , would be a distinct advantage, but employer can assist with this
Possible move and assisting.
The employer Likes – people to be open and honest, to take his time doing things, lawn bowls, football and most other sport, tv, movies, going out to café and pub sometimes. Tolerates shopping but not too often. Loves animals especially his family dogs.
Dislikes – people who lie, sandy beaches, sudden changes in plans.
Type of person he gets on with – motivated and upbeat, someone who understands his difficulties and encourages him, someone happy to learn British sign language as this is how he communicates.
Activities he enjoys – hopes to get back to driving and travelling again, meeting new people. Currently restricted by pain issues.
The employers hobbies and interests:
Lawn bowls and almost any sports, as well as driving and meeting new people
The assistance you provide to will vary but will largely involve:-
- Providing support to K to live in his own home and assist him to have the lifestyle he chooses
- Assisting K with the choices he makes in his daily life, using a balanced approach which emphasises advice and encouragement rather than making decisions for him
- Assisting K to stay safe and well while he lives in his own home. This will involve helping him to monitor his mental and physical health and encourage him to take appropriate action to safeguard and maintain his health
- Assisting K to use local community resources and to get involved and become a part of the community he lives in. This will involve assisting K to develop and maintain relationships with neighbours, friends and family by providing encouragement, guidance and support where needed
- Assisting K to organise and get involved in recreational activities, to try new experiences, meet new people and broaden his interests
- Work with K to assist him with developing existing skills and to learn new skills
- Work with K to assist him to cope with his feelings and relationships and in managing the practicalities of daily living, in addition to accessing other support systems in the community
- Assisting K with areas of budgeting and in maintaining his household
- Assisting K with domestic tasks such as shopping and cleaning the flat. Washing clothes and bedding regularly.
- Treat K, at all times, as an adult and unique individual, recognising his rights to choose, dignity, individuality, love, friendship and respect
- To, at all times, talk respectfully to and about K, recognising that he has individual rights
- Assist K to plan for the future and to solve problems that are worrying him and find the right people to help him.
As part of a team you will be committed to providing the best support to K. To achieve this , you will:-
- Work as part of your team to promote and develop goals for K to aim for
- Work in a consistent manner alongside other team members, developing working relationships
- Take part in the planning and review process for K’s support and take responsibility for tasks allocated to you
- Be aware of good team communication, using systems in place, including attendance at team meetings
As an individual employee, you will:-
- Demonstrate adherence to and sound knowledge of internal policies and procedures
- Liaise and network with agencies and individuals where required
- Uphold and safeguard the positive image and reputation of K and his family
- Contribute to continuous improvements of existing ways of working
- Understand your work in relation to the values and principles of Self Directed Support
- Contribute to the support and supervision process
- Be willing to take up training opportunities and learn sign language to communicate better with K.
K is looking for some-one who is able to demonstrate competencies and attributes in the following areas:-
- Reliable and trustworthy, Person-centred
- Adopts a common sense approach to their work and able to remain calm in stressful situations
- Flexible in terms of approach and availability for work
- Able to think and work in a reflective way
- A team player who can work well as part of a team, with a positive outlook and open to new ideas and change
- Able to demonstrate respect and commitment for K and others
- Able to negotiate, listen and communicate well and not be quick to judge others
- Comfortable with taking direction but can also work on their own initiative
- Is respectful and can maintain confidentiality
- Motivated to learn and develop new skills
There is a 6 month probation period attached to this post, with a 1 week notice within this period if the post does not work out.
All successful applicants will have to undergo a new or update of the PVG disclosure scheme ( cost covered by the employer )
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