Job Title: Autism Support Worker
Location: Horsham
Hourly rate: £20,000-25,000 full time equivalent
Reference: DP6464b
Hours/shifts: 20 hours at weekends and 1 overnight at 13 hours
We are looking for a caring, fun and reliable support worker in private placement supporting our 18 year old autistic non verbal son in his own private residential setting. You would be working alone for some shifts but also teaming up with other team members at times when going on outings and into the community. We already have a great team you would be joining who are very cheerful and supportive.
The position would suit a fun, active, caring and reliable candidate with a good sense of humour who is looking for a fulfilling role where they can really make a difference to a young persons life.
Full training with client provided with extensive shadowing sessions with established support workers before any solo shifts.
We can also offer additional training if desired -as we are keen to help with career development in this field, such as Positive Behaviour Support training or Registered Behaviour Technician Training with Behaviour Analyst Certificate board accreditation or NVQ's in health and social care.
Full time role
Candidates will need to be fit and healthy and keen to participate and organise fun, appropriate activities and outings to help fill the out of school hours and helping the client participate in community trips, attend specialist provisions and developing self help skills.
Hours can be flexible but average 40 hours per week for full time position. Night time shifts, of which it is normally only one a week are 13 hrs and are paid as waking nights even if you are able to sleep (ie if the client is sleeping which is often the case although not guaranteed of course)
These hours are fully negotiable with the right candidate and there will be some flexibility.
Part–time role
Hours can be as flexible as needed for the part time role as you would be part of our small team.
Responsibilities and Duties
The role will involve supporting around school hours, but also in the daytime if on school holiday's. You will be helping with all aspects of the clients life including taking out for drives, picking up and dropping off at school, self help skills, personal care, encouraging independence and helping client have as much fun and life enrichment as possible.
If you would like a full list of tasks required then please email [email protected]
Qualifications and Skills
Previous experience of working with kids/adults with autism is required
Full driving license required
Paid holiday
Use of car when on duty

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.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives