PA in Lerwick for young man with a very lightsome personality.
Job reference: 1033
Date added: 9th January 2024
Looking for a PA for a young man 32yrs. Recovering from 20yrs of over medication, after brain injury, some limited physical disability he needs encouragement to overcome. Poor long term memory. Very high functioning. Good temperament. Socially isolated. Low confidence in his ability to be independent. Needs specialised workers to enable him in a way that gives him enthusiasm. Tiny steps forward are huge steps for him.
2hrs - 1st Jan to 31st March 2024
The hours are flexible. I have a list of types of work and want people to apply who love that specific type of work. From the new year to the end of March I am running an experiment to see how well this will work for him.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR 5 PA's
Would you like a couple of hrs a week working with a high functioning but stuck in a rut young man, to help him get out if old behaviour and feel enthusiastic about something you enjoy. I'm going to employ 5 different people for my son for 3 months, to see if it works. I have 5 different activities so going to pick folk who really enjoy doing these activities. I'm hoping their love for the work will rub off on my son. Going to try this till March and see how it goes, starting after the new year. So it's also a smaller commitment if you don't want to sign up indefinitely. If you know anyone else would fit well with the list below please let them know of this opportunity.
The list is
1. Admin letters and appointments. 2 hrs
2. Batch cooking, planning food, shopping 3hrs
3. Exercise & Health 2hrs
4. Cleaning 2hrs
5. Hobby/Social (pool, darts, archery, or craft, join some team/group hopefully) 2 hrs
For special circumstances there will be up to 4 hrs more per month to use over all categories.
This young man has a very lightsome personality. He has waited a long time to be well enough to respond to the support offered. To create a change in him will be a very rewarding experience for anyone who works with him. He has had the patience of a saint and more but has been too medicated to function for 20 plus years. This has caused him to be stuck in rutts of behaviour. He can't see a way out. I'm hoping your love for any these types of work will enlighten him and make him see how he has the ability to do things himself with support, and help him see with new eyes he may eventually be capable of doing things on his own, just tiny steps at a time. If there's 20 steps to independence, getting him to move up 1 is something to be rewarded. You as well as him.
Experience is good but not particularly necessary. Advice and instructions will be given. Ability to listen and follow instructions and to not try to push the stream. What I want most, is persons who enjoy doing a particular type of job. Who like paperwork or cooking or exercise etc. Maybe someone in a pool team who can take him with them to practice or loves a clean house and might suggest how his house can be better laid out for him. Even design and paint a wall with him. I'd like him to see everything through the eyes of enthusiasm and enjoyment, as that is the complete opposite of what his experience has been up to now. He's just been sedated to the point of catatonic for many years. Hopefully now he's on new medication he will be ready to move forward.
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