Social Care

Support Worker/Personal Assistant

  • Croydon
  • £12.00
  • Direct Payments Support Service
  • 25-30 hours per week

THE COMPANY

Croydon Councils, Adult Social Care and All-age Disability Service,  provide assistance for to local residents with disabilities to find suitable Carers, by supporting service users with direct payment support service. 

THE ROLE

A disabled woman who is manager of the Direct Payment Support Service in Croydon requires a second support worker to assist with tasks that her disability make difficult for her.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The client has a speech impairment so the support worker's role will be to interpret what she says to service users and their supporters, and internal and external colleagues.
  • She will also dictate to you what needs writing in, for example emails, case notes and reports.
  • The client uses a phone with two handsets so what she says can be repeated by the support worker.
  • The post holder will accompany the lady to service users' homes and to both internal and external meetings

THE CANDIDATE

Experience, Skills and Abilities 

  • It is essential that candidates will have excellent communication and listening skills, good literacy and numeracy skills,
  • An ability to take instructions and a good understanding of confidentiality.
  • Experience in this area of work is not essential but experience of communicating with people with speech impairments would be advantageous.
  • It is important that the post holder understands that the role is just to support the client to carry out her job.

OTHER INFORMATION

The client works 28 hours Monday - Thursday.  The hours available are 14 over two days working 9am-4.30pm. The days are negotiable.  Some holiday and sickness cover will be required. Term time hours would be considered.

 

The hourly rate is £12 (gross)

 

The appointment will be made subject to taking up references and a DBS check which the cost will be met by the employer.

 

The post is funded by the Access to Work Scheme and the successful candidate will be employed directly by the client.

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