Job Title: Two Social Support Assistant

Location:  Hassocks         

Hourly rate:  £10 per hour  

Reference: MP6565    

Hours/shifts: 5.5 hours per week. Exact times and days by agreement with employer.



We are looking to employ two Social Support Assistants who will work together and assist our 10 year old girl to access her local community and attend social activities.

The support will ensure that our daughter is able to engage in tasks that she enjoys, meet some of her sensory needs and help to burn off her excess energy through movement activities.

Part of the role will be to assist her to get use to interacting with other children, to build relationships and friendships outside of her immediate home environment and to provide support for her challenging behaviour.

To ensure her safety and the safety of others, it has been identified that our daughter will have 2:1 support with her at all times.

This could be a very rewarding job role for the right person. Are you that person?

Other Requirements


  • Must have a UK driving licence
  • Must have access to own vehicle
  • Other :

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.


Work with a second Support Assistant to facilitate and educate the client to access their local environment, to engage in activities and to mix with other children in a safe and respectful manner while learning how to tolerate the company of others and build up positive relationships with them.

Also, to build up a rapport with the client, get to understand her needs, recognise her way of communicating and indicating if she is happy or sad through her body language.


Typical duties



Support client to cope with anxious situations when out in the community

To participate in leisure and social activities of choice.

Build up a rapport and learn to understand the clients challenging behaviour and how to manage this.
Suggest new activities to try out and new places to visit.
To ensure the safety of the client and yourself at all times
To facilitate and encourage the client to interact with other children in a respectful and appropriate manner.

To drive client in your own car as required in exchange for 35p per mile mileage.


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

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 essential