Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Male* Personal Care Assistant DP6275 Job Title: Male* Support Worker Location: Littlehampton Hourly rate: £10.00 per hour Monday-Saturday £12.00 per hour Sunday Reference: DP6275 Hours/shifts: 4 hours per week Alternating between a Sunday’s shift (9.30am-1.30pm or 5pm-9pm) and an evening or weekend shift. Time/day can be arranged by mutual agreement. Summary Male Support Worker/Carer required to provide support for a 24 year man who has Atypical Autism. The support worker is required to provide support so that the young man can attend church two times a month. The Support Worker is needed to help and prompt the young man plan and organise his personal and domestic activities of daily living. Support is also needed to help the young man access social situations, as he is keen to make friends but struggles with the complexities of social interaction. The young man has many interests including Formula one, rugby, astronomy, science, music and sound engineering. He is helpful, friendly, likes to chat, and is sociable. He enjoys company. Ideally the Support worker will have experience of autism and the challenges it can pose. The young man responds well to humour and a gentle but persistent approach. The employer will be the young man’s parents. Other Requirements "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9." 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 Domestic: Prompting to: Complete food preparation, washing up, tidying of food preparation area Ensure that he clears up any untidiness or mess that is created by activities or actions (e.g. mud on the floor, spilling of food) Personal Care: Prompting to: Complete personal hygiene activities – washing body and hair, shaving, applying deodorant. Wear clean clothes, wear suitable clothing (weather and context appropriate). Social: Accompanying to church, supporting employer’s son in appropriate social interaction. Accompanying to access the community e.g. participating in fun and leisure activities. Person specification The successful applicant will be: Male support worker required 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.