PLACED RESIDENTIAL COMPANION - HOUSEKEEPER - DRIVER

Hampshire

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HU3934

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RESIDENTIAL COMPANION -HOUSEKEEPER-DRIVER

Live out considered providing the overnight stays can be met.

HAMPSHIRE

Between Petersfield and Winchester

Essential Requirements – Working knowledge and experience in the care of young adults with Autism. Flexible, caring and energetic. Housekeeping and family cooking experience. Driver with own car. Non smoker.

Family of four – 1 son at University, the younger son who is autistic aged 18yrs at home. The property consists of 2 houses side by side. The parents live in one house, the son has his bedroom in the second house with its own facilities offering him independent living. His interests and hobbies are mainly creative eg music, playing guitar and drums, singing, listening to music, playing board games and art. Also enjoys the gym and will shortly start some voluntary work locally and start driving lessons.

Hours: When parents are in the house 40 hours per week which includes 2 -3 evenings companionship. Flexible hours depending on parent’s movements, but generally between 9.30 to 6 unless staying for evening. Days are generally Monday to Friday but on an ad hoc basis including Saturday/Sunday occasionally.

Duties:

When Parents are staying at home overnight.

Housekeeping – Few hours per week.

  • Keeping house clean by vacuuming, dusting, de cobwebbing and tidying
  • Change beds when required
  • Light Ironing of family clothes
  • Occasional food shopping
  • Prepare /Cook fresh family style dinner 2-3 times per week.

 Companionship:

  • Engage with the teenager, show interest in his activities and interests and keep him company as required when at home
  • Do activities with him at home, art, playing cards, chatting, listening to music, watching TV together as and when required
  • Drive him to his activities/appointments as and when required
  • Arrange and escort on shopping/trips out as and when required

 Additional duties when parents are away from home.

 Pet care:

  • Walk dog twice a day
  • Feed dog and let out during the day

When parents are away overnight, full time including overnight to provide cover for parents.

Stay overnight required 1 – 2 nights in the week a few times a month, occasional week when parents away, maybe one every 6 -8 weeks)

SALARY £40-45,000 Gross depending on previous experience, Accom provided large bedroom and ensuite bathroom, use of kitchen/dining room, sitting room in the 2nd house where the son sleeps.

Driver, enhanced DBS Check and checkable references essential. (HU3934)

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