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Female Support Worker

Please note: Personal Assistant
(Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, PART 1 Applies)

Job Reference: 15892WARCB1

Expiry Date: 11th March 2024

Location: Alcester, West Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £12.20 per hour
Contract Type: Casual
Hours per week: 2 hours per week flexibly

When you are Required

Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.

About the Employer

We are looking for an enthusiastic and friendly person to work with a 15yr old girl who has a diagnosis of Downs Syndrome. She enjoys music, drawing and the outdoors, and we are looking for someone who can share some common interests and spend time with her in the local community and at home to offer respite for father and give a sense of identity to her being able to spend time doing enjoyable activities. Learning about safety in the community and at home/online is a key part of the work a PA will complete, whilst also offering a friend like relationship. Experience with children with disabilities would be an advantage but not essential, DBS will be required.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Cognitive / Learning

The employer's hobbies and interests:
• music• listening and creating• being outdoors but nervous of dogs

Other relevant information
• Someone in the household is a smoker.

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.

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 and car owner – must have business insurance.

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.
• To be able to work on own initiative.
• Be patient, supportive and caring.
• Have good listening skills and be able to provide non-judgemental emotional support.
• Be empathetic.
• Previous caring experience is not essential, however you should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a disability/illness to achieve their goals.
• Previous experience in childcare/special needs is essential.
• Flexibility would be an advantage as the hours may be variable.
• Be self-motivated with a willingness to get involved.
• 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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