Personal Assistants and Support Workers
Personal Assistants / Support Workers - Part Time - 16 hours per week over two days + Flexibility for extra hours when needed.
Rate of Pay - GBP11.00 per hour
I am a young man with Fragile X syndrome. I live at home with Mum and Dad and Im looking for two personal assistants to join my existing team.
I have a busy social calendar and attend a number of local groups throughout the week where I enjoy meeting my friends. I have a great sense of humour and amongst other things, I particularly enjoy music, cycling on my tricycle, gardening, trains, swimming, going to the cinema, going to the pub and meeting my friends at social events. My hero is Gary Barlow!
There are many things I can do for myself, however, I need support communicating my needs, helping me make appropriate decisions and motivating me to develop and improve my daily living skills.
I like to be active but I need encouragement and support accessing the community and carrying out some physical activities. I use photo symbols to help me understand what activities are planned.
I can sometimes become anxious, especially during transitions between activities, so I need to be reassured about what activities are planned. I need someone who will spot when I am anxious and will remain calm and reassure me during difficult situations.
I would like my assistants to be physically fit, energetic, enthusiastic, and team players. Ideally they will like the things I like and have a wicked sense of humour like me!
Previous experience supporting young adults with similar challenging needs would be desirable as would flexibility and a current and clean driving licence so that we can go out in my car!
Hours available can be flexible but usually 09:00-17:00 and up to 24 hours a week per Monday-Friday. Additional hours supporting evening activities and weekend events, e.g. discos, theatre, cinema, etc. and joining me on my annual holiday would be available.
Being part of my PA team you would be expected to contribute to my activity schedule and be able to meet with the rest of the team and my family on a regular basis to discuss my support and progress.
If you would like to be considered for this position please apply online with your CV