Support Worker, Independent Living Alternatives
- Closes30th September 2019
- TypePart time
- SalaryPaid (£25k-30k pro rata)
- Artformcombined arts, interdisciplinary arts, music, Other
- ContactEli Vanezis eli@ILAnet.co.uk
Female Personal Assistant/Support worker*required by a classical singer and teacher of singing. She is visually impaired and very independent, but there are a number of tasks for which she requires assistance. You will work ten hours a week split into two working days of 5 hours.
£10.50 per hour
* Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for a female worker to work with our client.
- A female graduate preferably
- You should have excellent communication skills -necessary for describing things and for communicating your thoughts.
- You should be trustworthy, discreet and respect confidentiality.
- You should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet.
- You should be able to follow instructions and pay great attention to detail when carrying out tasks.
- You should be confident with using an iPhone
- You should have a good sense of fashion and be confident at applying make-up
- You should be able to remain calm when under pressure.
- Having some knowledge of classical music is desirable but not compulsory.
- You should be able to read music notation. (Necessary for purchasing sheet music online).
- Helping with administration: i.e. filing documents, reading post, and where necessary helping to fill forms, photocopy or print documents, labelling books etc., navigating websites, conducting searches and proof reading and formatting any correspondence.
- Transcribing and reading and assisting with research
- Helping organise wardrobe and to get ready for events
- Light chores such as ironing an outfit, making a light lunch, or transferring foods from saucepan to a container for the fridge
- Helping with some grocery shopping, or purchasing items online
- Accompanying on walks or to some shops if I need things described to me.
This post provides scope for developing many skills as each day brings about new and interesting challenges. You will work on the basis of mutual trust and respect and should be comfortable with expressing your thoughts in situations where dialogue is necessary.