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Camden, London
Up to £10.55 per annum + pension
Job description

Recruiting Personal Support Assistants to join our Mental Health services accross North London!

GBP GBP 10.55 per hour plus Pension scheme

This role is a 0 hour contract.

To provide a range of personal services to meet the needs of our customers in Look Ahead services and/or in customers' homes across London and the South East. Services may include Assistant/Support Worker duties (no support planning) and non-specialised Individual Budget work. In all activities PSAs are required to encourage customers to contribute to these to activities and help them to develop their own skills and confidence. While carrying out activities, PSAs should deal with all customers, visitors and staff in a professional and appropriate manner and report to Look Ahead staff and management any observations relating to customers' welfare.
PSAs may be working with customers from all of Look Ahead Client Groups including Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Homelessness and Young People. Where appropriate PSAs may be required to complete regulated activity which includes personal care and medication when working in CQC registered services.

Key Responsibilities:

PSAs providing Assistant/Support worker services will:
-Support customers to undertake tasks wherever possible, including practical assistance where they have not yet developed the skills, to ensure customers enjoy a high quality of accommodation.
- Enable customers to make full use of community facilities by providing support as directed.
- Support customers to attend GP and health appointments and religious services as directed.
- Support customers to integrate into the community, for example accompanying the customer to enquire at colleges about possible courses, to visit various public amenities etc.
- Support customers to go shopping for food, clothes etc.
- Maintain records as required under the direction of Look Ahead staff and management.

PSAs providing domiciliary & personal care will:
- Deliver all aspects of personal and physical care as appropriate to the individual needs of the customer. E.g. help with dressing, grooming & make-up, bathing, support going to the toilet etc.
- Support customers to undertake domestic tasks in the home wherever possible, including practical assistance in developing skills to ensure customers enjoy a high quality of accommodation. E.g. cleaning, vacuuming, washing, ironing, simple home decorating, sewing, light gardening
- Report any observations to Look Ahead staff and management relating to customers' welfare.

Additional non-specialised Individual Budget can include:
- Providing customers with companionship. E.g. accompanying customers to visit relatives, attend special interest clubs, go out walking, to the park, dinner or the pub, play board games and cards.
- Planning day trips and outings e.g. to the seaside, art galleries/museums, and encourage more independent living.
- Assist customers in budgeting and money management, paying bills etc.
- Encourage customers to take interest in and undertake basic sports, creative and arts activities in or outside the home. E.g swimming, jogging, attend gym, health clubs, go dancing, play music, make (draw/paint) pictures, take simple photographs, attend theatre/amateur dramatics etc.

The above sets out the key responsibilities and typical tasks. You may be required to undertake various other tasks and duties to ensure that our customers' needs are fully and effectively met. The list is not exhaustive.

Person Specification:

- Approachable and open behaviour
- Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement
- Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised
- Is confident with high levels of self-esteem
- Is respectful, articulate and sensitive in style of communication
- Is customer-focused

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:


Applicants may have some previous relevant work experience. This may be experience gained from care of a vulnerable person or work in similar organisations. Prior experience is not a pre-requisite for the role as key behaviours and core competencies will also be taken into account.

Please note that we have the right to close any vacancy before the advertised closing date if we have received a high number of applications.

If your application for this role is unsuccessful, but we feel that you would be suitable for another role, we may contact you to discuss alternative opportunities. If this occurs you would not need to submit another application for the alternative role.

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Look Ahead Care and Support

Look Ahead supports around 8,000 people across London and the South East each year. People who for a variety of reasons may need some extra suppor... Read more

Posted on: 18 September 2019
Closing date: 16 October 2019
Job ref: REQ001348
Tags: Support Worker,Social Work
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