Lifestyle Worker (Casual)

Employment
Contract Type: 
Casual
Hours: 
Part time
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 30 July, 2019 - 17:00
Based: 
Sunderland
Fixed Salary
£8.21
Per Hour
Employer: 
Age UK Sunderland

J O B V A C A N C Y

LIFESTYLE WORKER (CASUAL)

£8.21 per hour

plus travel time, expenses and excellent holidays.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Lifestyle worker as we look to expand the service. The role supports the individual needs of older people who want to remain independent. The offer includes day to day tasks which involve; light house work, shopping and companionship ensuring older people are able to enjoy a fulfilling and

positive lifestyle.

• The post of Lifestyle Assistant is a zero hours’ contract

• Hours of work may increase or decrease on a weekly basis to meet the needs of the service

 

Job Description

 

Post:                          Lifestyle Assistant (Casual)

Responsible to:      Lifestyle Co-ordinator

Location:                  Bradbury Centre, Stockton Road, Sunderland

 

Job Purpose

To deliver a quality service to those requiring support and assistance to live an independent life by undertaking day to day tasks which can include light house work, shopping and companionship.

You will:

  • Develop appropriate working relationships with service users.
  • Maintain the skills to undertake light house work, shopping and or companionship duties.
  • Contribute the service user’s physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Engage and support the service user with reablement activities.
  • Provide information on Age UK Sunderland activities and services, sign post where appropriate.
  • Undertake basic record keeping
  • Manage and follow simple financial procedures including those to do with financial transactions e.g. shopping for service users.
  • Report without delay changes in service user’s health, abilities or circumstances to the Lifestyle Co-ordinator.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all aspects of the work undertaken
  • Abide by and implement all policies and procedures of Age UK Sunderland, including being aware of and responsible corporately and as an individual for Health & Safety policy
  • Undertake all reasonable tasks, in keeping with the level of responsibility of the post, as requested by the line manager/director.
  • Be aware of and understand procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults.

This post is subject to DBS Enhanced Disclosure

 

Person Specification

Post:                          Lifestyle Assistant (Casual)

Responsible            Lifestyle Co-ordinator

Location:                  Bradbury Centre, Stockton Road, Sunderland

 

Essential Criteria

  • Have a flexible approach to work and be willing to undertake a multitude of tasks.
  • Undertake light house work duties to a good standard 
  • Have an understanding of the needs of individual service users
  • Be able to communicate effectively with people
  • Have ability to keep basic records
  • Flexibility with regard to working times and geographical areas to be worked in
  • Ability to work alone with the minimum of supervision
  • Have a cheerful disposition.

Desirable Criteria

  • Full clean driving license with access to a car to use for work

Be physically able to:-

  • Push a service user in a wheelchair if required.
  • Lift domestic equipment and service users shopping bags etc as appropriate

 

To request an application pack please email enquiries@ageuksunderland.org.uk or download one from our website www.ageuksunderland.org.uk Alternatively send a large SAE for 93p to Age UK Sunderland, Bradbury Centre, Stockton Rd, Sunderland.

SR2 7AQ. Tel: 0191 5141131. CV’s not accepted.

Age UK Sunderland is an Equal Opportunities Employer Reg. Charity No. 1086995. Reg. Co. No. 4199449