Job Title: Female Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant
Location: Worthing
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: DP5405
Hours/shifts: 6-7 hours on 1-2 Saturdays per month

• I am looking for a Female Support Worker to support my 10 year old daughter.
• She is autistic and non-verbal, happy, energetic, loving and forms bonds easily.
• She enjoys playing in the garden, jumping on her trampoline, going on quiet walks and swimming, beach.
• You would be required to mainly take her out for social and leisure activities e.g. swimming.
• Some support with personal care is required.
• She must be kept safe and supervised at all times.
• A driver with access to their own vehicle is preferred but not essential as public transport can be used.
• You should be friendly, patient, reliable and have some experience of working with children with similar needs.
• This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must be comfortable with cats
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.

• 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.

Typical duties

Prepare snacks and drinks

Personal Care:
Support and prompt to:
• Use the toilet
• Wash hands
• Get dressed

Accompany and keep safe and supervised:
• Swimming
• At soft play
• At the beach

Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
• Female * due to personal care needs
• Experience of working with children with Autism
• Be able to swim
• Comfortable with cats
• 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
• Patient and friendly
• Honest and trustworthy
• 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

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