If you would like to be a part of “our something special” team, then please apply! Full training is provided.
Definition: assistant, co-worker, fellow worker, helpmate, associate, aide, supporter, collaborator (a person who works jointly on an activity or project)
Purpose: The role is to keep clients independent in their own home and to enrich their quality of life.
The Friends for Needs (FFN) employee needs to establish “the way” of the clients. Staff are to assist clients in their own home and must remember that we are guests in their home.
Salary: To be discussed at interview.
Location: To be agreed prior to work.
Tasks (in the home): general household chores, meal preparation, making and changing of bedding, laundry, playing of games, watching film etc…, listening to music, and general conversation.
(Out and about) Clients outings may include a visit to a coffee shop, garden centre, going to a restaurant. Walks in the park, beach or woodland areas. Specific appointments such as doctors, dentist, hospital, hairdressers or sporting events. Shopping trips (including grocery). Must have a full driving licence and use of car with business insurance.
1, Communication skills
The ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and written is required for this role. Key is to be listening. Staff will need the ability to follow directions and provide feedback where required.
2, Honesty and reliability
Trust is very important to FFN, make a mistake? (we all do!) Don’t cover it up, admit it, and learn not to do it again.
3, Caring and empathetic nature
Have a natural interest in people, with the added ability to understand the client’s situation/s.
4, Work ethic
Be on time, meet targets and deadlines and work to the best of one’s ability.
5, Flexibility and adaptability
Employees need to react quickly to changing conditions and situations.
6, Determination and persistence
To be able to work hard and keep moving forward when you encounter obstacles
7, Ability to work in harmony with Clients
Must be able to get along and be effective in different circumstances
8, Eager and willing to add to their knowledge base and skill set
Keen to find out new information, expand knowledge and explore new ways of doing things. People with an interest in learning, and a willingness to share best practice.
9, Problem-solving skills and common-sense
Motivated and who will take on challenges. Employees should see when something needs to be done and react accordingly,
Employees may work alone with their clients much of the time. If, a client is having issues or concerns they need to talk about, the companion can lend a listening ear. Any serious concerns need to be reported to the office as soon as possible.
Is advantageous but not essential as we provide full training, Recognized training qualifications will be discussed.
If you would like to be a part of “our something special” team, then please apply!
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