A 24 year old man who has Autism and generalised Anxiety Disorder is looking for a support worker for 20 hours a week. Whilst no personal care is required, the young man would like a support worker to help him with all aspects of daily living.
Tasks will include helping him prepare shopping lists then going out and doing the food shop on his behalf. Support will be required with meal prep ensuring his diet is vegetarian, varied and nutritious. On one day, perhaps a Friday when the young man feels up to it, support with meal prep will be used for batch cooking to ensure that his diet remains varied and nutritious on weekends where the support worker isn't working.
Cleaning and support in the home, such as washing dishes for the young man -- some days due to sensory differences the support will increase. Support outside the home to complete general tasks such as banking, benefits assessments and other appointments both face to face and on the telephone, recognising when anxiety is high and providing reassurance in these incidences, while also speaking for him when he requires as he often finds it difficult to do this.
Inside the home, he also needs support with things such as bills and budgeting, also, organising things such as received post. As well as support in ensuring his clothes are appropriate, i.e. fit well, and to rectify this through supporting him in being able to purchase new clothes as and when. Also, social hours for access to the community to pursue his hobby of photography once restrictions have lifted -- the ideal candidate would share this interest. He would also like to go swimming once restrictions are lifted.
Support in attending Matthews Hub on a Thursday evening is required (once guidelines allow this) this will include travel to the venue in Hull (travel will be paid). Support in accessing these things have to be well-planned by the support to reduce as much anxiety for the young man, such as knowing bus times, or train times, for example. Prompts for medication, dressing, and general hygiene will be required.
His condition means that he needs support to encourage him to get out and socialise, but also someone who can recognise when he is getting anxious and who knows when to give some direction and support, such as removing him from the situation and helping him calm down. He struggles socialising and meeting new people so he needs someone who is understanding and calm so he doesn’t feel overwhelmed. The worker must do this in a considerate way, which doesn't pressure or make the young man anxious.
The ideal candidate must be flexible - The hours of work are subject to change as restrictions lift and his weekly routine changes –
Initially hours will be Mon - Fri 1pm - 4pm
Once Matthews Hub opens again hours will change to –
Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri – 1pm - 4pm & Thurs 12pm - 8pm
Once application is completed, please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org and please quote the job reference number in the subject box of the e-mail.
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The Direct Payments Support Service is an in-house service provided by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The service promotes independent choice and inclusion, allowing our service users to employ their own care and support as needed. We support many individuals with varying abilities, assisting with advertising and recruitment for a range of roles including support workers, carers and personal assistants.
Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.
This post is subject to medical and enhanced DBS clearance.