Job Ref. M0SM/SD | Permanent | Southampton SO16 | Rate £11.44 per hour | Close: 8th June

The client is a young person who is working towards a degree in Computing with the Open University. They also do various pieces of volunteer work where they can. They take part in wheelchair tennis as well as attending a local makerspace to work on various projects. They have been disabled for most of their adult life and are fiercely independent – sometimes to a fault! They are interested in programming and electronics as well as sewing (both dressmaking and needlework of various types), cooking and DIY projects. They have a black cat who is a rescue who is now much more confident (although a little nervous) around new people.

Role Overview
The successful candidate(s) will be supporting the client in their own home with personal care, preparing meals, light housework, support organising the living environment and support accessing the community for shopping, university and other tasks.
Support will also be provided to make sure that medication is taken and providing some social support.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is someone who is hardworking and willing to learn, who will take care of the client and their home as they would do in their own lives – they will be organised and meticulous. The candidate will have an awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and/or a willingness to learn. They will work with the client as an equal who just requires some support and will work with them to promote independence and a full, active life. They can both work independently and alongside the client, depending on the task and the client’s ability at that moment.

Hours: 16.5 hours can be agreed with employer

Rate: £11.44 per hour

Essential Criteria
• Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
• Positive attitude towards disability and LGBTQ+ issues.
• Willingness to work with the client as an equal.

Desirable Criteria
• Full Driving Licence: Preferred, but not required
• Use of Own Car: Preferred, but not required.

To apply:
To apply for this post, please submit your CV to the following: [email protected]

As part of our Information Advice and Guidance Service, Enham Trust supports disabled people to employ their own staff. This vacancy is not a role within Enham Trust but an excellent opportunity to work directly for one of our customers. A right to work check will be undertaken before an any offer of employment. All vacancies may be subject to a DBS (formally CRB) check.

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