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Personal Assistant

Job Reference: SUN15558JK3

Expiry Date: 19th March 2024

Location: Houghton-le-Spring, North East
Hourly Rate of pay: £12.45
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 6
Applicants must be 18 years of age or over.

When you are Required

Specific days/times required:
• Saturday,
• Sunday,

About the Employer

I am mum to a teenage son with complex needs, looking for a companion to support him on social outings and to enjoy fun activities with him. I would like someone to show respect and friendship and to promote independence and improve his social skills.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Mobility / Physical • Cognitive / Learning • Mental Health • Invisible

Complex physical, emotional and learning needs. A diagnosis of ASD and the client suffers from a very rare condition called Weidemann Steiner Syndrome. He is also known to have a learning disability

Other relevant information
• The individual keeps pets in the home.Guinea pig.

About the Role

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and/or prompt the individual to access sporting and leisure activities.
• Assist and encourage socialisation, participating in activities.
• Promote and encourage friendships and independence.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.

To accompany the client to the cinema, ten pin bowling, football matches and to support him to enjoy a variety of social activities. The primary role of the PA would be to offer support, friendship and companionship which will give parents a break f>

The individuals needs may vary from day to day and your tasks may reflect this. You could be required to perform other duties as reasonably required.

You have a responsibility as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident. You are to ensure the safety of the individual at all times.

Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure (costs will be covered).

Transport Requirement

Car driver preferred but not essential.

Required Skills

• Be honest, reliable, trustworthy and punctual.• Maintain confidentiality and respect privacy, including the prohibited use of social media in relation to the job role.
• Be patient, supportive and caring.
• Have good listening skills and be able to provide non-judgemental emotional support.
• Be empathetic.
• Be able to work flexibly, adapting to the employers needs on a daily basis.
• Flexibility would be an advantage as the hours may be variable.
• Have a lively personality.

Does this position interest you?

This advert may close before the stated date if sufficient applications are received.

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