Hours: 30 per week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Salary: £10.90 per hour
Location: St Andrews
SDS Options are currently recruiting for a Companion/Personal Assistant to assist a 37 year old gentleman with Asperger’s and many other conditions who enjoys computers and has an interest in retro gaming. 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person when he feels comfortable and confident in his own surroundings, however when meeting new people, he can become withdrawn, feel nervous and lack confidence.
Once he gets to know someone, he tends to become more comfortable and become very chatty.
He would like you to be able to help him build upon his own personal confidence to help him to meet new people and establish relationships at his own pace and without any pressure.
His main personal goal in life, is to find a romantic relationship. And so, it is important to him, that he receives help in trying to build confidence and in meeting new people in order to achieve this goal.
Because of his major depressive disorder, sometimes he can have very bad 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
Helping him find a potential partner and make new friends
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 he 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 apply for this post please submit a copy of your CV quoting the job reference number SDS/KJ/270528