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  • SDS Options Fife - Companion/Personal Assistant (SDS/KJ/270528)

    Created: 31/10/2022

    Post: Companion/Personal Assistant (SDS/KJ/270528)

    Hours: 30 hours per week Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

    Salary: £10.50 per hour

    Location: St Andrews

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

    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person when he feels comfortable and confident in his own surroundings, however, when meeting new people, he can become withdrawn, feel nervous and lack confidence.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 upon 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, sometimes he can have down days, therefore you must have a patient and calm approach. He takes time to establish trust with people so respect and honestly are very important.

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

    You will be required to assist the 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.
    • Help him to seek out activities that Ihe can do to meet new people at his own pace.
    • To help him with everyday skills.
    • Assisting him to build his confidence to meet new people.
    • Help him establish new friends and relationships with people.
    • Support him with his own choices and decisions.
    • Helping him to build upon and develop skills.
    • Ensuring his safety and wellbeing at all times.

    To obtain a copy of the application form for this post, please e-mail [email protected] quoting the reference number - SDS/KJ/270528. 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 22 December 2022 but please do apply at any time. 

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




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