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Support Worker / PA/Buddy – Walsall

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

Job Description

Support Worker / PA/Buddy – Walsall

Initially the hours will be up to 10 per week to be worked flexibly to meet the client’s needs and planned activities. The hours may increase to 20 per week over time.

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide a flexible support service to a 13 year old boy with Cerebral Palsy 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 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
  • Must have be a car driver with a full UK driving license. Must be willing to obtain business insurance if required to use own vehicle as part of the position.  

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
  • Car driver
  • Interest in cooking, music, swimming, computers & fishing

RATE OF PAY:£10.00 PER HOUR

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