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Support Worker/Personal Assistant DPSS263

Cromer

£9.01 Per Hour

Part Time

Direct Payment Support Service

Closing Date: 12/06/20

Job Purpose

To support a 58-year-old gentleman who lives with Asperger’s (which means he is on the autistic spectrum) with daily living tasks and accessing his passion for all things related to wrestling.

Location: Cromer

Details

I have one passion in life and that is wrestling, be it male or female wrestling. If you share my passion for wrestling, please read on!

This role will entail you taking me to a wrestling gym in King’s Lynn (or maybe another location in Norfolk) and offering me moral support while I work out with my instructor. Attending wrestling matches primarily in the evening, both watching the event and autograph signings which happen after the event, sometimes we will not return home until Midnight, so you need to be aware of this. Hopefully sometime in the future I will take part in disabled wrestling matches myself, this is my dream. This will involve taking me to the matches, supporting me backstage and during the event as needed. Other times we will watch wrestling DVDs from my extensive collection and discuss the moves made by the wrestlers. As you’ve probably gathered most of our time together will be talking about wrestling!

Although I am a gentle man by nature, I can sometimes become anxious particularly if we are going out somewhere and we will be looking to depart early for trips out. You will also need to ensure I am suitably dressed, washed appropriately and have eaten adequately and that I bring everything that is required for our trip such as my sunglasses and hat as I am sensitive to light sometimes. You will also need to ensure that I maintain my home in a habitable and safe condition. In this respect you will just be looking out for me so to speak.

Please note that my sister will be acting as employer.

Person specification

Listed below are the skills, competencies and qualities that are essential and desirable for the post. My assessment of these, both on application and at interview, will be the main factor in determining if you are successful. Please refer to these when submitting your application.

Essential
• An avid interest in wrestling possibly as a current wrestler or ex-wrestler
• Car owner/driver with clean licence and relevant business insurance
• A naturally kind and supportive individual
• A positive outlook on life that can rub off on others
• Someone who recognises the positive impact they can make on another person
• Flexible in hours/days worked as there may be some weekend working and into the late evening

Desirable

• A level of autism awareness or the willingness to increase knowledge of autism and take on some suitable autism training which will be provided
• Willing to watch the film The Peanut Butter Falcon prior to interview if possible. This is because the lead character Zak who has Down’s Syndrome -that is ME, except I have Asperger’s. It also sums up how I feel about wrestling. So please be sure to see this before the interview so we can talk about it
• Training around safeguarding vulnerable adults

Summary terms and conditions

• The rate of pay for this position is £9.01 per hour

• You will be reimbursed for any agreed expenses incurred as part of the role
• Hours and times of work: 11 hours per week, days and hours will vary, to be discussed further at interview

The post is subject to the following

• A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which will be covered by the employer.

• Satisfactory references from two referees, one of which must be your current or last employer.

• Completion of a satisfactory probationary period of 6 weeks.