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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01387 270660
(NB Compass are not the employer)
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