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Personal Assistant Job in London

Posted: 17 days ago
Place: London, SW2

Are you interested in work which directly supports a person with learning difficulties to live a fulfilling life as a valued and contributing member of mainstream society?Do you enjoy some of the following:- an active social life, computer gaming, awareness of latest tech/gadgets, live music, visual arts, films, cooking, eating-out, travel, rambling, camping, ecology, environment, conservation issues, overseas travel, gym, cycling, swimming and other hobbies/interests? Are you also a confident user of the internet and computers including tablets and iPad?
If your answer is yes and you like what you have read, this may be the job for you.
Young man with complex learning and communication difficulties is looking for both a PA/Support Worker and an Admin worker or someone who can do both jobs.
You will gain a unique perspective on learning difficulties, disability and enabling inclusion. With others in our small and talented team, you will have numerous, stimulating, varied and interesting opportunities. If you don’t already have any of the following - in order to support your work you will learn a wide range of skills and imaginative and creative techniques, including ‘Makaton’ signing, facilitated communication and person-centred organisational and planning tools.
Job description
You will be provided with appropriate training as necessary; however you will need to prove your ability to provide support and assistance with the following:
MOBILITY NEEDS: assistance on journeys including all forms of public and (as appropriate) private transport, including travel abroad.
COMMUNICATION NEEDS mostly use of non-verbal communication, ‘Makaton’ signing, pictorial symbols and use of a facilitated communication aid (training provided).
PERSONAL/SELF CARE NEEDS: some basic assistance with personal hygiene and dressing. DIET: Support with food selection and preparation.
WORK/EMPLOYMENT/SOCIAL/LEISURE NEEDS: support to participate in activities of personal interest and discovering new activities e.g. Of shared interest within and outside London, within UK or abroad.
LEARNING NEEDS: some support in learning settings e.g. College (not necessarily to learning assistant level).
OTHER: working alongside parent and others in team, carry out reasonable household duties related to the individual needs of the person you will be supporting.

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