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DATE ADDED: Wed 25/03/2020

Personal And Social Support Assistant

Bognor Regis, UK
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COMPANY: INDEPENDENT LIVES (DISABILITY)

JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: 12

Job Title: Personal and Social Support Assistant Location: Bognor Regis Hourly rate: £ ; Reference: DP6058 Hours/shifts: 3 hours on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon and 3 hours at the weekend, days can be flexible.
Summary
• I am a 37 year old man with Asperger’s Syndrome living in my own apartment, looking to employ a Personal and Social support Assistant.

• I need assistance some general day to day tasks and getting out in to the local community.

• Much of the support I will need will be to encourage me to become more independent and confident to carry out daily living skills and develop my social skills.
This would include supporting me to use social networking sites.

• I will also need support to maintain my mental and physical wellbeing.
I would like someone who could accompany me to go on days out, to the gym and support me to develop new skills.
I enjoy swimming and I would like to find someone with an interest in sports and keeping fit.

• Cooking skills are also desirable too.

• Successful candidates would accompany me to the David Lloyd Health Club as my Mentor.
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 To encourage and support me to improve my daily living skills, social skills and to maintain a general wellbeing.
Also, to support and assist me to become more independent and confident.
Challenging me to learn and develop new skills.
Typical duties Domestic - Work together to establish a training routine to become fully capable of tasks such as: Support with achieving objectives To be able to manage budgeting and dealing with written correspondence, when required.
Support with tidying and general housework and encourage me to become more independent with general household tasks.
To plan and shop for weekly needs Develop cooking skills to increase nutrition intake Personal Care: Provide support to cope with unexpected changes in routine To work towards establishing a structured day time and night time sleep pattern Social: 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.
swimming, gym etc To help with time management To support me to attend appointments when required.
Person specification The successful applicant will be: MUST have proven experience in providing support with the job requirements.
Experience of supporting adults with Asperger’s or who are on the Autistic Spectrum is preferred but this is not as essential as being calm, patient and willing to learn.
Training can be provided.
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 Easy going tolerant personality with good knowledge of local area.
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 Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual employer and not Independent ;
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