Personal & Social Support Assistant MP6058

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MP6058

Bognor Regis

Part Time

£11.00 per hour

Summary


34 year old able bodied man with Asperger’s Syndrome living in his own apartment is looking to employ one or two people to assist him with general day to day tasks.

Much of the support will be to encourage the client to learn daily living skills, social skills and maintain general wellbeing required to become more independent and confident.

Activities will include support with socialising and accessing the local community.

This could be a very exciting rewarding role for the right person.

 

A unique and personalised position designed to be very beneficial for the employer.

Training can be provided

A working knowledge of Autism/ Asperger’s Syndrome/working with people on the autistic spectrum
 preferred

Job share considered

 

Hours/Shifts

18.5 hours per week in total – shared between two PA’s

Mainly afternoons and evenings

Exact days and times to be agreed with employer on a weekly basis.
 

Other Requirements

All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check

Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. 

Description

Typical duties

Domestic -       

Work together with the client to establish a training routine so they become fully capable of tasks such as

Support with achieving objectives

To be able to manage budgeting and dealing with written correspondence

Become independent with general household tasks

To plan and shop for weekly needs

Develop cooking skills to increase nutrition intake

To become proficient in using all kitchen appliances

Personal Care:   

Encouragement to complete personal care routines

To cope with unexpected changes in routine

Prompting to take medication as prescribed

Support to contact Mental Health services as necessary

To work towards establishing a structured day time and nigh time sleep pattern

Social:         

You will assist the client:

Support to cope with anxiety

To make and maintain friendships via social groups and internet sites

To maintain a good relationship with parents

To participate in leisure and social activities of choice.

To obtain voluntary or paid employment

Time management

Support to attend appointments

 

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

MUST have proven experience in providing support with the job requirements.

Flexible/Motivational

Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality

Reliable with good time-keeping

Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative

Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised

Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties

Honest and cheerful

Able to build up a good rapport and basis of trust with employer

Positive and patient attitude with excellent interpersonal skills

Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard

Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom

Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety

Prior experience of working with Autistic Adults or Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome an advantage but not as essential as a motivating and common sense approach to the role.