A 35 year old gentleman, living in Burstwick, requires 2 Personal Assistants to support for 32 hours per week on a rota basis. Days of work would be Tues, Wed, Sat and Sun – 6 - 6.5 hours per day. Every MONDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 1 - 1.5hours per day – therefore a workplace rota would be in place for alternate weekends between 2 workers.
The gentleman has a diagnosis of learning disability, autism, epilepsy, dyspraxia and oral dyspraxia.
The gentleman enjoys activities such as: football, especially Hull City and England, swimming, has an interest in emergency services and visiting museums & displays, a keen YouTube quizzer, Harry Potter fan and enjoys musical shows and all types of live music.
Applicants need to be flexible, honest, hardworking, and caring. We are seeking care workers who are sensitive to and able to positively manage and respond to the needs of gentleman. The candidate must be able to use their own initiative whilst also ensuring that an environment for maximising independence is maintained. The candidate must be able to be sensitive to the needs of the individual, promoting privacy and dignity. The successful applicant will have an understanding nature and be supportive and patient with the ability to manage situations and vulnerabilities.
The candidate should be enthusiastic, resourceful, and proactive and have a good sense of humour. Effective communication is essential therefore the candidate must be thoughtful and considerate in their communication and actions. Candidates must be able to motivate, encourage and be influential if needed to support gentleman with developing his independence, living and life skills.
It is essential that the candidate has a genuine interest in building and maintaining a positive relationship, providing care and support, and engaging in activities that are of interest and meaningful for the individual in the home and in the community and in maximising independence.
DBS/Reference checks will be required for this post – Cost to be met by the local authority.
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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.
If it is possible and in-line with meeting business requirements, we will consider splitting the post/hours between individuals where individuals cannot fully commit to all hours stated in the advert. If this is the case applicants should specify on their application form which of the given hours (days/times etc) they wish to be considered for.
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.