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Contingency Personal Assistant / Support Worker

Location: Nuneaton, Midlands Rate of Pay: £9.50 per hour (plus mileage @ 40p per mile)

Hours per Week: Up to 15 hours per week on a casual basis

Job Reference: WAR1432222TS5c Expires: 30th October 2019

About the Employer

I am registered blind and have a guide dog which will need to go with me when you support me so with this in mind you must be willing to work with my guide dog and allow her in your vehicle. I live independently in my own home with my husband.


Summary of Duties

Some flexibility required around accompaniment to medical appointments

To provide a service of communication, social and escorted assistance to enable a severely sighted impaired woman to have greater independence and quality of life.

To escort the employer to activities outside the home according to the employer’s choice.

To support with making arrangements for appointments, visits and other activities as directed by the employer.

To support with college attendance and to help with carrying and transporting of bags to the car. To undertake any other college duties as appropriate such as reading information out to Employer.

In depth job description will be supplied to successful applicants


The Person They Are Looking For

Knowledge of social care work and understanding of the support required for a visually impaired person

To have an easy going personality.

Must own a car and have a full driving licence with car able to transport employer and guide dog and feel confident driving on motorways and main roads

Be honest, reliable and trustworthy

Able to work flexibly and follow instructions.

Good sense of humour

You will also need to respect privacy and have an understanding of confidentiality in all areas of your work


The Times Required

You will not be working regular weekly hours, you will be employed on a casual basis to cover my permanent carers in the event that they are on annual leave or sick leave. The hours they work are as follows and these are what you should expect to cover when required:

 

Monday 9-4pm approx. 8 hours

Friday flexible 3 hours

Some flexibility required for the other 4 hours per week

 

Monday - college support.

Friday morning social/community support

Plus 4 flexible hours per week, occasionally on a Saturday or Sunday


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