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SDS Options (Fife) - Occupational Associate (PA)
Post: Occupational Associate (PA) Salary: £9.50 per hour (Probationary), £10.00 per hour Ongoing Hours: 8 hours per week (flexible pattern) Location: Cowdenbeath Reference: SDS/JG/054
In this role you will offer support and companionship to a profoundly Autistic gentleman who is socially and cognitively impaired.
The Occupational aspect of the position will promote, encourage and facilitate an active lifestyle for the gentleman both at home and out in the community. As well as offering support in existing activities, you will be asked to seek and develop new opportunities as part of a team committed to this enterprise.
The Associate aspect of the position will offer companionship, security and advocacy for the gentleman where the goal for the entire team will be to build and sustain his confidence, both in himself and in his wider community. Working towards a familiar and accepting relationship between both parties is a key component towards success in this role.
It is important to recognise that the gentleman in question is a complex individual with a Critical Level of Support Needs and presents with a complicated range of behaviours which require a confident and patient approach.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provision of support for social and leisure activities
Providing companionship and working towards a relationship of trust and mutual respect
Assisting with general and personal care needs
Adoption of strategies which promote engagement with the wider world whilst also advocating for the safety of the individual and others in his vicinity
Communicating as part of a team ideas, observations and concerns relating to the emotional and physical welfare of the individual
Subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme check
A full clean driving licence is desirable but not essential
If you would like further information about the post, please call 01592 803280 or e-mail [email protected] and quote the job reference SDS/JG/054.