Job Reference: LSKH Expires: 20th November 2017
To provide social and practical support to a 54 year old woman who lives with mental health issues. Your main role as my support worker will be to help organise and assist in days out and motivate and encourage me to take up interests/hobbies within the local community. I use to be a keen swimmer and with the right support would eventually like to start doing this again.
This is a support role that requires motivational, organisational skills and the ability to provide encouragement to the individual to be able to interact socially and partake in various activities.
Complete and maintain accurate timesheets/mileage sheets
Support with administration, paperwork etc
Support to attend medical appointments and GP and hospital.
Support to keep flat clean and tidy.
When mood in low extra encouragement is needed to keep me motivated.
To be flexible with hours worked.
You have a responsibility as an Employee to report all accidents to me as your employer immediately. You must record all details in the accident book.
You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident.
To be even tempered and have an easy going personality.
Be honest, reliable and trustworthy
Be professional, friendly and have willing disposition.
Ability to empathise
Good standard of spoken English
Good communication skills
Possess a strong sense of responsibility
To have good listening skills and be able to provide emotional support.
Able to work flexibly and follow instructions accuracy
Be patient, supportive and caring
To possess motivational skills but to also respect my views and wishes.
Good sense of humour
You will also need to respect my privacy and have an understanding of confidentiality in all areas of your work.
Driver/ car owner required and a willingness to travel.
To be an advocate at times when needed.
A commitment to the care and well-being of the individual
To be discussed at interview stage.