Personal Assistant / Support Worker

Location – Craigie, Perth City (Perth & Kinross)

General description

Support and assistance (but no personal care requirement) for an intelligent and articulate adult male with ASD (Asperger’s Syndrome).

This person’s interests include science & technology, music, model-making and art. He also spends a lot of time computer gaming and tabletop war-gaming. This person needs daily help to maintain regular eating and sleeping patterns. You will also be working with local Autism support personnel to help develop more autonomy and independent life skill strategies.

15 - 21 hours per week - £ 11.88 per hour

Monday – Friday 3 or 4 hours daily, but flexibility needed.

Key areas of responsibility

Help with planning and organisation of regular domestic activities together with assistance and encouragement working towards increased independence. This will include assistance with

  • Shopping (online at present
  • Cooking meals & Washing up
  • Laundry & General tidying
  • Appointments & planning
  • Activities (encouragement & motivation)

Companionship, conversation and company whilst planning and carrying out these activities. Close cooperation with local Autism and other groups in helping to attain greater independence. Help develop and work toward new goals.

 

Preferred qualifications experience & attributes

Knowledge of Asperger's Syndrome

Experience of work in care sector

Able to cook using fresh ingredients (essential)

Patient, calm & resilient personality

Employment and character references required.

It is important to have some common interests with the client and that a natural rapport is established at an early stage. To begin with, a trial period of employment will take place to ascertain that a good working relationship can be established.

 

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