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Female Support Worker(s)

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Midlands Rate of Pay: £9.00 per hour plus £67.50 sleep in rate

Hours per Week: See times required section. Please state the amount of availability for shifts you can support when applying

Job Reference: WAR1431558KR3 Expires: 7th October 2019

Female Personal Assistant (EQUALITY ACT 2010 SCHEDULE 9, PART 1 APPLIES)

About the Employer

I am a lady living in Stratford-Upon-Avon, who is looking to build a team of personal assistants to enable me to live as independently as possible in my own home. I am very proud of my achievements and need support to empower me to do even more and to achieve my personal ambitions. I have a cat & two guinea pigs that play a big part in my life – so the successful applicants must be able to get on with cats and guinea pigs.


Summary of Duties

The main duties are:-

  • To support me on a one to one basis and to co-operate with me, my representatives and other team members in meeting my needs.
  • To support me to maintain and develop daily living skills.
  • To support me with all aspects of personal care as necessary (e.g. washing, bathing and getting dressed).
  • To support me with medical appointments and my medication.
  • To support me during activities at the gym, swimming sessions (you will need to support me in the pool) going on walks and Wii fit.
  • To assist me with recreational activities, including arts & crafts, IT and telephone support.
  • To undertake normal domestic duties, as necessary, in my home, such as washing, ironing, cooking and cleaning.
  • To organise and participate in events, activities and experiences which involve me in the local community in a positive manner.
  • To accompany me and provide full support on short breaks and holidays
  • To encourage and enable me to make and maintain relationships with friends, family and neighbours.
  • To transport me to and from my home and various locations on a daily basis as necessary. I have my own car. Mileage will be paid if using your own car.
  • To undertake any other reasonable tasks or duties as specified by myself, or my representatives.
     

The Person They Are Looking For

The following are ESSENTIAL requirements for this post:

  • The ability to work on a one to one basis with me and as part of the team in providing support for myself.
  • The ability to work flexibly within the team to ensure continuity of service during periods of annual leave and sickness.
  • The ability to empower me in reaching my full potential in all aspects of independent daily living.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with me and to put me at the centre of all you do whilst supporting me.
  • The ability to support me with all aspects of personal care.
  • The ability to take responsibility for my well being and or safety and security of my home, my possessions my cat and my Guinea Pigs.
  • The ability to support me to care for my cat & guinea pigs, including cleaning out a litter tray & hutch as and when necessary, feeding, grooming, applying medication when necessary and attending the vets.
  • The ability to support me to maintain my home e.g. washing, ironing, cleaning, cooking, gardening and other household duties.
  • To understand and demonstrate a healthy lifestyle and to take a positive and active role in activities such as walking, swimming and attending the gym
  • To be a non-smoker
  • The ability to organise and participate in events, activities and experiences which involve me in the local community in a positive manner.
  • The ability to encourage and maintain positive relationships with friends, family and neighbours.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with other professionals, my family / representatives, and other organisations related to my day to day activities.
  • The ability to read, follow and contribute to policy documents, support plans, and risk assessments.
  • To be able to produce accurate, straightforward records and reports.
  • To understand the importance of maintaining confidential information.
  • To possess basic IT skills in order to support me in educational and recreational IT activities such as laptop and iPad.
  • The ability to cope under pressure and in stressful situations whilst maintaining security and stability for me.
  • To be reliable, punctual, and honest.
  • To possess a full clean driving licence and be able to drive a car for use in taking me between my home and various other locations.
  • The ability to maintain your professional development.
  • To demonstrate initiative and possess creative skills that can enhance the quality of the service I receive.
  • To demonstrate respect and dignity at all times
  • The ability to maintain the highest levels of professionalism and integrity at all times in the performance of your duties.

 

The following are viewed as DESIRABLE, but not essential:

  • Previous experience within the care sector.
  • Previous experience working with adults with learning disabilities.
  • Qualifications in care such as a relevant Diploma Level or evidence of relevant training especially completion of LDQ or equivalent.
     

The Times Required

We work on a four week rota and the days & times required are:-

Week One

Tuesday 3.45pm-10.30pm sleep in, Wednesday 7.30am-10am
Thursday 3.45pm to 10.30pm, sleep in, Friday 7.30am to 10.00 am;
Saturday 4.45pm to 10.30pm, sleep in, Sunday 8.30am to 5.00pm

Week Two

Tuesday 3.45pm-10.30pm sleep in, Wednesday 7.30am-10am
Thursday 4.00pm to 10.30pm , sleep in, Friday 7.30am to 10.00am

Week Three

Tuesday 3.45pm-10.30pm sleep in, Wednesday 7.30am-10am
Thursday 3.45pm-10.30pm sleep in, Friday 7.30am-10am
Saturday 4.45pm-10.30pm sleep in, Sunday 8.30am-5pm

Week four

Tuesday 3.45pm-10.30pm sleep in, Wednesday 7.30am-10am
Thursday 3.45pm-10.30pm sleep in Friday 7.30am-10am

Plus hours on a Monday every 6 weeks for team meetings 4pm to 6pm. Plus 1 to 2 hours for one to one meetings, usually once every 4 weeks.

 

Please state the amount of availability for shifts you can support when applying.
Please note that there are no weekday hours - the only hours/shifts available are the ones stated above.

 

 


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