Personal Assistant/ Support Worker LR6502

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LR6502

East Grinstead

Part Time

£9.50 per hour

Summary

PA/Support Worker required to support my very active  6 year old son who has autism, and is non verbal.

Duties include some personal care, and engaging my son in various activities in the community, such as swimming and keeping him safe.

Applications considered on a job share basis. 

Hours/Shifts

5 hours per weekend  either Saturday or Sunday 

Other Requirements

*Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies

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.

 

Description

About the employer:

I am a mother to my 6 year old son who has  autism and is non-verbal. He is very active and likes routine. He is a happy boy who likes swimming and going for walks. 

Nature of the work:

I am looking for a kind and compassionate PA to engage my son in activities he enjoys  in the community and keeping him safe. Experience of dealing with children with autism and a driving licence and car is preferable. 

Typical duties

My son may require assistance with personal care tasks when necessary

Supervise my son when he uses the toilet to ensure he and his environment  are clean and hygienic.

Helping my son to get dressed and undressed when needed eg when going swimming.

Social:             

Accompanying my son and keep him safe when accessing social and leisure activities, including swimming  and other activities he enjoys. 

Person specification

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

Creative

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.