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Male Support Worker/ PA/Buddy – Moseley, Birmingham

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

Job Description

Male Support Worker/ PA/Buddy

10 hours per week with flexibility to work up to 20 hours as required. Flexible support throughout the week to facilitate social, leisure and vocational activities.

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide a flexible support service to a young man with mild Cerebral Palsy. Acting in an enabling capacity, the role will be to help organise, motivate, remind, transport, socialise and support the client in an out-of-house environment, for example: accessing local leisure activities, vocational services and help interact socially with peers.

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 within the clients’ interests
  • To work with the individual to reinforce and develop social skill, 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 in a public environment.
  • Provide necessary and appropriate emotional support with the aim of facilitating an increase in clients self-esteem and independent living skill

ESSENTIAL:

  • Commitment to assisting people with disabilities to improve their quality of life by doing activities.
  • 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   

 

DESIRABLE ELEMENTS:

  • Previous experience of working with clients with cerebral palsy or other disability
  • Knowledge of cerebral palsy or similar physical disabilities
  • Experience working within education
  • NVQ II in care or equivalent
  • Interest in sightseeing, music, sports and technology
  • Ability to interact with the client and his friends in a way it would appear you are ‘one of the group’ whilst maintaining a professional attitude at all times

RATE OF PAY: £10.00 per hour

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