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**Southport Support worker/ Personal Assistant

Enquiry Reference: 1241254

Hours: 14 hours per week between 2 people

Experience and Skills: Ability to use a person-centred approach Must be reliable and trustworthy. Empathy, kindness and understanding essential. Ability to be proactive, motivate and encourage employer, always asking how the employer is feeling and coping with situations, even when the employer appears to be in control as he struggles at times to express his emotions. Must be quietly spoken and a good listener. Ability to use own initiative, be flexible, and have a sense of humour.

How to Apply: Please send your CV & or a cover letter to Joan.black@carers.sefton.gov.uk . Interviews week commencing 24th February.

Pay Type: Hourly

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Type: Job

Job Purpose: Working in Southport to assist and motivate, with a variety of household, personal and social activities and hobbies, a male employer in his early thirties who has high functioning Asperger’s Syndrome.

Main Responsibilities: To maintain good timekeeping Dealing with callers/tradespeople, attending meetings and appointments To respect employer’s privacy and confidentiality Act as a buffer, especially in public places, helping to alleviate anxiousness. Discuss any difficulties quietly and calmly Accompany to appointments, social events and on public transport Support, encourage and motivate to develop potential friendships To support with coping strategies needed especially when out and about. Assist to build morale, confidence and coping skills in order for him to fully participate in everyday activities.

Working Pattern: to be discussed

Hours of Work: Part Time

Minimum Salary: £9.00

Maximum Salary: £13.00

Minimum Qualification Comments: Knowledge of autism preferred but training available from Autism Team The correct character and personality will override qualifications. Experience preferred but not essential

Closing Date: 22 Feb 2020

Interview Date: 24 Feb 2020

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