JOB TITLE: Support Worker HOURS: 4 hours per week RATE OF PAY: £9.18 per hour LOCATION: Otley LS21
THE ROLE: You will be supporting a creative and bright individual with hidden disabilities to achieve her goals. You will be part mentor, a friend and an extra pair of hands.
The scheduling of the shift will be arranged with the PA directly.
Support worker key goals: • To improve the well-being of your employer • To assist with improving your employer’s living environment • To be a companion on excursions and getting out and about • Creating and working to a plan and undertaking tasks together. This might involve creating cheat sheets, check-lists,and task lists to brief your employer. • Having someone to follow-up on admin when required would be helpful. Sometimes, you will need to get on with things on your own while I focus on something else. Simple tasks include organising and sorting through books, clothes and shoes to de-clutter. • Helping to improve the living environment is a key first priority.
The support worker will need to take time to get to know the employer and be professionally curious in the role.
SUPERVISION AND ADMIN: We will work together as a team. We can talk about how we will ensure I’m achieving my goals, once recruited to the role. We will have a short informal review session once every couple of months, which will give us both the opportunity to discuss what is working and what could be improved.
Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and must hold a clean and valid UK driving license. The employer has a car.
Mileage while working (not including to and from the base in Otley) will be reimbursed but you will need to keep a mileage log and submit this each month, in order to be reimbursed. A mileage log template will be provided.
PERSON SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENT Previous experience of being a support worker NOT ESSENTIAL A willingness to get to know the employer ESSENTIAL A car driver with own transport ESSENTIAL Strict confidentiality ESSENTIAL Resourceful and takes initiative ESSENTIAL Kind. Positive attitude. Patient and committed. Respectful. ESSENTIAL Thinks outside the box DESIRABLE A good standard of written, verbal and numeric skills ESSENTIAL Able to really listen and to question own assumptions ESSENTIAL Own laptop/computer Desirable