Job Title: Carer/Personal Assistant/Support worker
Location: Netley Abbey– near J8 M27
Hourly rate: £9.50 per hour – (to be increased to £10 once trained, probation period passed
£47/night for sleep in
Reference: JS1305
Hours/shifts: every Monday 4pm to 9 pm -
every Tuesday approx. 6:30am to 09:00am and 4pm to 9pm
every other Thursday & Friday 4pm to 9pm,
every other Saturday 10 am 4pm and 4pm to 9pm
every other Sunday 10am 4pm
On average 1 sleep in per week – availability can be discussed at interview
The listed hours can be shared between 2 staff.

Summary

Description


Local part time Carer/Personal Assistant/Support worker required to support a disabled lady with Learning Disabilities.
M. is a young at heart, 52 year old lady with a very caring and compassionate nature. She is fun loving, has a lovely sense of humour, is very sociable and loves spending time with her family and friends.

Main duties:


To provide general support and care as part of an existing team, support is given alongside a current experienced Personal Assistant to provide 2:1 support to M.

• Assist with personal care and activities
• Assist in practical activities of daily living (e.g. morning and bedtime routine, prompting eating, drinking, using the toilet, washing, dressing, socialising locally, assist with communication)

• Assist with problem solving, explain things and encourage appropriate behaviour

• On occasions assist M. in using public transport or assist with transport to and from activities by using the employee’s car

• Once staff is fully trained, it is expected to cover 1/2 sleep-in nights when other staff members are on leave, sickness or when the agency can’t cover; extra nights might be available


Required skills:


• Good communication , listening and organisational skills
• Empathy for adult with Learning Disabilities and their specific requirements
• Being very patient, ability to use initiative and to work under pressure
• Ability to solve problems and to be creative in finding solutions
• Experience of managing behaviour is essential (detailed training/guidance will be given)
• General knowledge of Autism and/or of other learning disabilities essential
• Ability to cover extra hours an advantage
• Clean driving license and car required to drive M. to and from activities
• Being alert and able to risk assess,
• Being kind, positive, firm and consistent approach
• Outgoing, friendly, reliable, flexible and trustworthy and good sense of humour


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.