Support Worker - PA to Aid Visually Impaired Business Owner

Location
London
Salary
£17 per hour
Posted
13 Oct 2017
Closes
10 Nov 2017
Ref
00074118
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Healthcare
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Visually Impaired Individual looking for a Support Worker/PA to help them in their administration of the business and help get them to their appointments on time. The Individual is self-employed and conducts Independent Assessments, and also tutors people (individuals and groups) with disabilities to use technology.

The Individual frequently travels to homes, organisations or businesses throughout the South East - on public transport or by car.

The hours will vary - usually from 35 but up to a maximum of 40 hours per week, with the occasional long day for further travels. Mostly weekdays with an occasional weekends depending on needs.

The ideal profile would be for a driver with their own car, smartly dressed when necessary, with an ability to understand and help with technology - phones, PCs, tablets etc. However, an adaptable approach and ability and willingness to learn are by far the most important characteristics.

The main tasks will include:

- Plan and execute travel arrangements to work or gadget shows etc.
- Guide where and when needed
- Accompany home after dark
- Support during lessons or assessments e.g. reading device screens, where necessary
- Look up information or advice during lessons
- Take notes during lessons or assessments
- Set up students' accounts online during lessons
- Read, or scan in documents with small print
- Summarise information, letters, notes etc. electronically
- Enter receipts on to spreadsheets

The pay is £17 per hour - which is unfortunately non-negotiable as it is grant funded. You will be paid for your travel time whenever The Individual is with you, but will have to cover own travel costs.