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Support Worker / PA / Buddy – Walsall CP/DC/04

  • Location: Walsall
  • Rate: £10.00 per hour
  • Job Type: Parttime

Job Description

JOB TITLE

Support Worker / PA/Buddy

Hours up to 21 hours per week to include weekends and some overnights at Scout Camp, with flexibility during term/holiday time.

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide a flexible support service to a 14 year old boy with Cerebral Palsy living in the Aldridge, Walsall area as part of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team. Acting in an enabling capacity, the role will be to help organise, motivate, remind and support the client. In particular in accessing local leisure, education, vocational services.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To work within a multi-disciplinary team to carry out tasks identified in the individual treatment programme of rehabilitation.
  • To assist the individual in activities of daily living as directed by the Occupational Therapist.
  • To assist the individual in their exercise programme as directed by the Physiotherapist.
  • To work with the individual to reinforce and develop socially acceptable behaviour, the development of friendships, interests and hobbies and the use of community facilities and independent travel, along with enabling the client to develop independent living skills.
  • Provide consistent and appropriate emotional support with the aim of facilitating an increase in clients self esteem and independence.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS:

  • Commitment to assisting people with disabilities to improve their quality of life
  • Ability to build good relationships
  • Ability to be proactive and show a high degree of initiative
  • Good communication skills and able to listen and show empathy
  • A good motivator and organiser, with a positive and humorous personality
  • Someone who is adaptable and flexible in their working methods
  • A recognition of issues involved in team work
  • Car driver essential

DESIRABLE ELEMENTS:

  •  Previous experience of working with clients with cerebral palsy or other disability
  • Knowledge of cerebral palsy and physical disability
  • Experience working within education
  • NVQ II in care or equivalent
  • Interest in cooking, music, swimming, computers, scouting, skiing, and climbing

RATE OF PAY: £10.00 per hour

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