Support Worker - Colchester
19 hours per week
Full Driving Licence essential - with business insurance or willing to get business insurance to support activities and days out
About the role
You will be supporting a young man of 35 years of age, diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and mild learning disabilities, living in his own flat in the community of Colchester, close to the town centre. This young man loves nothing more than football, especially Arsenal!. Going to the pub and the zoo.
This young man is looking for someone to support him out to the gym, play golf and go swimming. He has a very funny personality and enjoys to have a joke with others. This Young Man , is a very active, fun loving man who enjoys to be out and about. He is very keen to start joining the gym and going swimming, Its very important for this young man to be supported to keep fit and healthy.
Due to his work he requires support on set days, there is no flexibility with this due to his work commitments. He requires 19 hours support per week – the successful applicant will need to commit to the below hours and days;
Saturdays 10.30-17.30 ( alternates from Saturday to a Sunday every other week )
There will be some occasions where he will want to go out later or earlier depending on what he wishes to be supported with, ie day trips may be longer hours, when this occurs staff will need flexibility on these occasions.
We are looking for the following qualities in a candidate;
- - Must be willing to go out and about and try new things
- - Be able to cook and support him to learn how to cook.
- - Great sense of Humour.
- - Positive outlook on life.
This gentleman suffers with anxiety and can have low days, he requires a kind, patient staff member who he can feel comfortable with talking to about his worry’s and concerns, we are looking for someone who can provide reassurance and support him with lifting his mood. Keeping active and getting out and about is really Essential for this young man’s mental health.
This gentleman is very independent but requires a lot of reassurance to ensure he is safe and happy. There is some mobility restrictions getting in/out of car and requires help to put socks and shoes on at times, as can struggle to bend down. There is no personal care needs aside from supporting to trim finger nails.
- Support Worker