Job Title: Buddy/Support Worker

Location:  Crawley          

Hourly rate:  £9 per hour      

Reference: DP1996            

Hours/shifts: Every other Saturday and school holidays

Summary

  • Buddy/Support worker wanted to accompany my 15 year old Autistic son, during the school holidays and every other Saturday to access every day activities
  • He loves going to the beach, the cinema and day trips to London
  • My son is quite an independent person and has a good awareness of what he wants to do and how he feels about certain things

Other Requirements

         

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

Typical duties

Social:            

Accompany my son when accessing social activities

Accompany my son on longer day trips

Any other reasonable task

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.