Care Assistant - £11 per hour – Stevenage
Part Time – 2 days per week - Mon-Fri 09:00-17: 00 plus additional hours supporting evening activities and weekend events.
I am a young man with Fragile X syndrome and I live at home with Mum and Dad in Stevenage and I’m looking for a personal assistant (carer) to join my existing team.
I have a busy social calendar and attend a number of local groups throughout the week where I enjoy meeting my friends. I have a great sense of humour and amongst other things, I particularly enjoy music, cycling on my tricycle, gardening, trains, swimming, going to the cinema, going to the pub and meeting my friends at social events.
There are many things I can do for myself, however, I need support communicating my needs, helping me make appropriate decisions and motivating me to develop and improve my daily living skills.
I like to be active but I need encouragement and support accessing the community and carrying out some physical activities. I use photo symbols to help me understand what activities are planned.
I can sometimes become anxious, especially during transitions between activities, so I need to be reassured about what activities are planned. I need someone who will spot when I am anxious and will remain calm and reassure me during difficult situations.
I like my assistants to be physically fit, energetic, enthusiastic, bags of fun and team players. Ideally, they will like the things I like and have a wicked sense of humour like me!
Previous experience supporting young adults with similar challenging needs would be desirable as would flexibility and a current and clean driving licence so that we can go out in my car!
Hours currently available are 2 days a week Mon-Fri 09:00-17: 00 Additional hours supporting evening activities and weekend events, e.g. disco’s, theatre, cinema, etc. and joining me on my annual holiday would be available too.
Being part of my PA team you would be expected to contribute to my activity schedule and be able to meet with the rest of the team and my family on a regular basis to discuss my support and progress.
If you would like to be considered for this position please forward your details to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07764 675350