Care and Support Assistant – SP

Herefordshire to support a young man with Autism. he needs support with taking me out and about to various activities. Car driver essential.

No personal care involved, just supporting of his independence and wellbeing.

£9.50 per hour plus milage and expenses.

32 hours per week but negotiable days and hours.

May be suitable for a job share of to fit around school hours.

Completed application forms and CV’s can be emailed to PA-Recruitment@s4il.co.uk  Please indicate which vacancy you wish to apply for.

Personal Assistant to man with autism

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Salary                 £9.50 Per Hour plus milage and expenses

Location             Herefordshire

Hours                  32

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About Me

I’m a young man in my twenties and I live in near Pontrilas, Herefordshire with my family. I have autism so would like a PA to help me with life skills, helping me to keep doing the things I enjoy, and supporting my independence. I need someone who understands my psychological needs and wellbeing, making sure I don’t feel overwhelmed. I like to keep to my routines and have many hobbies including going to the cinema, swimming, watching films, eating out, shopping, and cooking.

Job details

Preparation and cooking of some meals

  • Helping me to make healthy choices with my meals.

Hobbies and social activities

  • Supporting me to continue doing what I enjoy.

Supporting me when out and about

  • Supporting me when out in the community and maintain my safety
  • Supporting me when traveling on public transport
  • Making sure I am able to safely access opportunities for me to work on my life skills.
  • To assist with any money transactions, obtaining drinks and refreshments.
  • With agreement coming with me on occasional visits to friends, family and on holidays (I will meet all agreed expenses).

About You

You will need basic maths and literacy knowledge, basic IT skills will also be an advantage. Previous experience of similar work is desirable but not essential, as I will make sure you get the training you need.

You will have basic cookery skills and be willing to attend any training needed e.g. first aid, manual handling etc.

You must be able to understand the importance of confidentiality, be patient, calm, be a good communicator and have a good sense of humour.

A good attitude to independence is important to understand an autistic person and their choices

Team work is important as well as being able to work on your own initiative, and have some flexibility to allow for holiday or sickness cover. 

You will need to be a car driver/owner.

About Direct Payments

Direct payments are available from Local Authorities for people who have a care and support plan in place following a social care assessment. An amount of money is allocated to purchase the assistance and care needed to live independently.

I should stress that I will be your employer and have full responsibility for recruitment, contracts, supervision, pay, training etc.  A support service assists me in meeting my responsibilities as an employer.

Salary: This is a flat rate of pay that takes account of unsociable hours and weekend working.

Hours: These are the minimally contracted hours. If I require additional support at other times I will try to give as much notice as possible, an ability to be flexible would be an advantage

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