Support Worker GH6119
£10.14 per hour
•I am looking for a personal assistant/support worker to support me with my social care.
•I am a 17 year old male with Asperger syndrome, GAD and OCD.
•I live in a residential school and on weekends and school holidays I am with my parents
•Your main duties will include becoming my buddy and to support me I external leisure activities such as cycling, bowling, trips to coast, visits to London attractions etc.
•You will need to be confident in dealing with autism and ensuring my safety.
•Previous experience of supporting adults and young people with autism would be preferable.
•Fitness and good communication skills are a must
•Previous experience as a Support Worker would be an advantage
•You must have a valid, clean driving licence and be willing to drive me in your car
An average of 6 hours weekly for thirteen weeks, school holidays only.
Must have a UK driving licence
Must have access to own vehicle
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.
Nature of the work:
To provide companionship and be willing to drive me to social activities. This will be in the school holidays only.
Driving and accompanying to social events such as:
Accompanying on trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events.
The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car,
Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and assisting with craft activities
The successful applicant will be:
Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
Reliable with good time-keeping
Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
Honest and cheerful
Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.