Ref: 07A / Catrine /JL
Personal Assistant / Support Worker (Female) P/T
Hours: 18 hrs per week (72 hrs in a 4 wk period)
Proposed Shifts (to be discussed at interview)
(Mon 4pm – 10pm) / (Wed or Thur 4pm – 10pm) / (Fri 4pm – 10pm OR Sat 6pm – 12am)
ROP: £9.30 per hour
Personal Assistant / Support Workers required to support a young woman with Downs Syndrome and Epilepsy in her own home and within the community. She also has Asthma and an Underactive Thyroid. Her Epilepsy is controlled by medication although she sometimes has ‘absences’
She is quiet until she gets to know you, but is fun loving with a good sense of humour. She has no sense of danger or road sense, therefore staff must be very aware of risks and ensure her safety at all times.
She likes to go out to dinner or to the pub and enjoys going to the Gaiety. She loves music / watching films and baking.
Initially, support will take place in the family home to give time for staff to build up a relationship with her and for her to recover from recent health issues. It is then hoped that, in the near future, staff will be able to support her to go out in the community and enjoy her hobbies and interests.
*Please note that this is a non-smoking household.
You will provide support with meal preparation and assistance at meal times, ensuring instructions are followed regarding meals / drinks provided.
You will be required to assist with Personal Care including showering, dressing and toileting.
You will be required to change bedding and assist with keeping her bedroom tidy, encouraging her to assist with this where possible.
It would be preferable if you are a driver with a current clean driving licence as you may be required to drive the employer’s mobility car.
Experience / Qualifications Required
Experience of support work with Adults with Downs Syndrome preferred but not essential
Applicants should also have good judgement skills, common sense and a good sense of humour.
You will require Moving & Assisting / Epilepsy (with rescue meds)& Nebuliser training – this training may be provided by the employer.
***This position is subject to a 6 month probationary period.
Successful applicants will have to provide 2 references (one of which must be your current or most recent employer) and undergo a New PVG Disclosure at the employers cost.
To apply please email your CV to email@example.com quoting Ref: 07A / Catrine/JL
Application form can be downloaded by clicking on this link https://www.ailn.org/self-directed-support#tab-3
Alternatively, please contact Jennifer Lee on 01294 475686 to request an application form to be completed and returned to:
Jennifer Lee, Self Directed Support Advisor
Ayrshire Independent Living Network
The Michael Lynch Centre for Enterprise
71 Princes Street
**PLEASE NOTE THAT AILN ARE NOT THE EMPLOYERS. WE ARE A SUPPORT & MAILBOX SERVICE FOR INDIVIDUAL PERSONAL EMPLOYERS AND HAVE NO INPUT INTO WHOM THEY DECIDE TO EMPLOY***Go back