Personal Assistant

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    Personal Assistant required – Castle Douglas

    Post: Supporting young adult with Asperger’s Syndrome and Dyspraxia in independent accommodation; additional mental, emotional and physical health needs.

    Hours: Up to 28 hours per week, may vary until support package fully established. Shared duties with other PA. Late morning/afternoon and evening shifts required. Weekend availability desirable.

    Job requirements:

    To provide support and guidance in social and all aspects of practical life skills management, including tenancy. Companionship. To help promote and support the independence, well-being and personal development of client. To transport client to and support within chosen activities and appointments where required. Enabling client to communicate needs and choices.

    Main duties:

    Support in all aspects of everyday living requirements (outside of personal care) to include shopping, cooking, nutrition, budgetting, medical and other appointments, lifeskills guidance. Managing all practical aspects of a tenancy.  Personal development support. Social support and companionship.

    Support in pursuing and developing personal skills and interests.

    Interests include: artistic activities/projects; being in nature ie. visiting coast, woodland and countryside, also parks; animals/sanctuaries; museums, astrology centres, geology/gemstones; swimming.

    Essential qualities required:  Kind, very reliable, understanding. Good sense of fun. Open-minded. Calm, positive outlook. Flexible/creative, intuitive thinking. Requiring to be mature in outlook, knowledgeable of conditions, have life-experience and be skilled within this field. Also capacity to work flexibly and supportively within a small team, and to have excellent communication skills.

    A clean driving licence and access to own vehicle essential. Computer access.

    Subject to a satisfactory PVG check (applicant’s liability if not in place).

    Pay Rate/Travel Expenses

    £8.75 per hour direct employment.    £13.17 self-employed.

    Travel expenses at £0.40 per mile..

    Must be flexible to accommodate clients’ health needs, sickness and holiday cover.

    Require CV detailing all relevant background training, experience, personal qualities as appropriate to the post, and 2 recent references

    Contact: Jess at Compass SDS Brokers Ltd.     Email:      Tel: 01387 270660

    (NB Compass are not the employer)




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