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  • SDS Options Fife - Companion/Personal Assistant (Male preferred) - **Extended Deadline**

    Created: 10/06/2022, Updated: 30/06/2022

    Post: Companion/Personal Assistant (SDS/KJ/848)

    Hours: 30 Hours Per Week -  Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

    Salary: £10.50 per hour

    Location: St Andrews

    SDS Options Fife is currently recruiting for a Companion/Personal Assistant to assist a 35-year-old gentleman with Asperger’s and many other conditions. You must have a sense of humour and not be easily offended. He is a very chatty person when he feels comfortable and confident in his own surroundings however when meeting new people he can become withdrawn, feel nervous and lack confidence. He would like you to be able to help build up his own personal confidence to help him to meet new people and establish relationships at his own pace without any pressure.

    Because of his major depressive disorder, he can sometimes have down days, therefore you must have a patient and calm approach. He takes time to establish trust with people so respect and honesty are very important.

    Having structure and routine in his daily life is also helpful.

    You will be required to assist our client with the following:

    • Participating in activities that he enjoys such as computing and retro gaming
    • Accompanying him to appointments as required
    • Accompanying him to social activities, trips, and days out
    • Actively supporting leisure and meaningful activities both inside and outside of his home
    • Helping him to seek out activities that he can do to meet new people at his own pace
    • Helping him with everyday skills
    • Assisting him to build his confidence to meet new people
    • Helping him establish new friends and relationships with people
    • Supporting him with his own choices and decisions
    • Helping him to build upon and develop skills
    • Ensuring his safety and wellbeing at all times

    An enhanced check through PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) or willingness to undertake an enhanced check is required.

    To obtain a copy of the application form for this post please e-mail [email protected] quoting the reference number above. Applications can be submitted by e-mail: [email protected] or post: SDS Options (Fife), DPHS Fife, Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2AQ.

    The closing date for applications is 24 June 2022.

    SDS Options Fife is advertising this vacancy on behalf of its client. It is not the employer and cannot endorse any applicant and/or employee.

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