Location: Basingstoke / Hourly rate: £10 / Reference: JK1178

Summary

  • Support Worker/Personal Assistant/Enabler required. 
  • Support wanted to assist both days and nights with enabling me to develop further independence in my own home.
  • I will need support with personal care, with meal preparation, looking after my home and with attending the gym, shopping and going out. This is not a live-in position.
  • Good knowledge  how to support people with disabilities and/or head injury
  • Good spoken English
  • Able to cook well, including healthy eating and traditional English meals
  • Full driving license
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to work in an empowering manner, promoting developing independence skills
  • Able to work on own initiative, punctual, reliable and trustworthy

Hours/Shifts

Day-time 2 roles 16 hours each, hours between 7.30am – 7.30pm

Support needed morning, lunch and teatime, plus additional to go out shopping, exercise at gym etc.

Night-time shifts 9.30pm -7.30am

Minimum 2 nights a week 

Other Requirements

Must have a UK driving licence

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

About the employer:

A rewarding role supporting a young ex-military man recovering from traumatic brain injury.  Interests include sailing, the navy, rugby, music, films, comedy, keeping fit.

Support wanted to assist both days and nights with enabling me to develop further independence in my own home.  I will need support with personal care, with meal preparation, looking after my home and with attending the gym, shopping and going out. This is not a live-in position. 

Typical duties

  • To mainly provide care and to carry our enabling duties. 
  • Assist as required in getting out in and out of bed, showering, shaving, using the toilet, getting dressed and undressed. 
  • Assist the employer as required in preparing and cooking meals and other refreshments in a hygienic and safe manner.
  • Ensure medication is taken correctly.
  • Assist Tom with daily physio exercises.
  • Support Tom to go out and take part in community life, including support with exercising at the gym and to go out for meals, pub, gigs as wanted.
  • Assist in practical activities such as house hold tasks such as tidy up bathroom, equipment, change bedding, tidy kitchen after cooking, put dirty clothes and bedding into washing machine. 
  • Enable Tom to develop independence skills, e.g. to clean and maintain his home, cook meals
  • Respond to health issues by contacting GP and/or emergency services using contact numbers supplied by family member. 
  • Support to attend medical and dentist appointments as needed. 
  • Working with a positive risk-taking approach, pay regard to health and safety when participating in activities, pointing out potential hazards and discussing appropriate avoidance strategies in a calm, sensitive and supportive manner. 

Person specification

  • Good knowledge of how to support people with disabilities and/or head injury
  • Good spoken English
  • Able to cook well, including healthy eating and traditional English meals
  • Full driving license
  • Has a friendly, warm and caring attitude and is well organised.
  • An empathy with the needs of disabled people and young adults.
  • Maintains professional standards and confidentiality.
  • Treats people with dignity and respect and adopts a person-centered approach in encouraging and motivating participation with patience and clear explanation.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to work in an empowering manner, promoting developing independence skills
  • Able to work on own initiative, punctual, reliable and trustworthy