Support worker / Personal Assistant - Buckingham

5 days left

Location
Buckingham
Salary
£12.00 per hour
Posted
16 Nov 2016
Closes
14 Dec 2016
Ref
OR/NHCM/SWPA
Contact
Orange Recruitment
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Support Woker / Personal Assistant/s Required
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Our client sustained a traumatic brain injury and having participated in a period of intensive rehabilitation would like an assistant to work with her to undertake her weekly routine which includes riding, therapy appointments, exercise and shopping.

  • Would you like to work 1:1 supporting someone in their home and the community?
  • Assisting them to live a full, meaningful life?
  • Are you able to work within guidance from therapists and colleagues?
  • Using your current experience and interest of equestrian sports?

You must be a car driver with a full clean driving license and a car available to you whilst working. You must be able to provide at least 2 professional references and agree to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Experience:

  • Support work/personal assistant experience an advantage
  • Brain injury experience an advantage
  • Experience of working with behaviours that challenge an advantage
  • Team experience an advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of acquired brain injury an advantage
  • Degree level educated preferable
  • Excellent communication skills, articulate and able to support our client's speech and language therapy programme
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills and ways of working in a 1:1 setting
  • Responsible, enthusiastic, patient and flexible
  • Full UK driving license holder

Main Duties:

  • Supporting our client to maintain a timetable of weekly activity and facilitate planned activities. This includes taking our client to the stables to ride and train.
  • Contribute to the planning of meaningful activity for our client
  • To prompt and assist with activities of daily living, such as meal preparation
  • To be aware of the cognitive and behavioural problems our client has as a result of her injuries and how to support her appropriately
  • Ensure our client is able to maintain her maximum level of independence and provide prompting and assistance as appropriate
  • To attend appointments as requested by the client or Case Manager
  • Ensure you maintain records as required. This will include making notes on all activities carried out with our client throughout the day
  • To accompany our client to events / activities as appropriate
  • Ensure consistency of approach

Job hours/Contract Type:

  • Hours of work will be Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm at £12.00 per hour. This may be split between more than one PA – 6 MONTH CONTRACT.

For more information please apply online with a CV and covering letter.

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