Job Title: Personal and Social Support Assistant
Location: Bognor Regis
Hourly rate: £12.00
Reference: DP6058
Hours/shifts: (up to 6 hours a week) 3pm – 6pm 3 days a week, Exact days be agreed with employer on a weekly basis. Other hours may be available

Summary
• 35 year old man with Asperger’s Syndrome living in his own apartment is looking to employ a Personal and Social support Assistant

• To help him with general day to day tasks and better access the local community

• Much of the support will be to encourage the client to learn daily living skills, social skills and maintain general wellbeing required to become more independent and confident.

 It is desirable for applicants to have experience supporting adults with Asperger’s or who are on the Autistic Spectrum, however full training will be provided.

• Cooking skills desirable as are social networking skills, and an interest in sports and keep fit.

• This could be a very exciting rewarding role for the right 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.

Description
Typical duties

Domestic -
Work together with the client to establish a training routine so they become fully capable of tasks such as
Support with achieving objectives
To be able to manage budgeting and dealing with written correspondence
Become independent with general household tasks
To plan and shop for weekly needs
Develop cooking skills to increase nutrition intake
To become proficient in using all kitchen appliances

Personal Care:
Encouragement to complete personal care routines
To cope with unexpected changes in routine
Prompting to take medication as prescribed
Support to contact Mental Health services as necessary
To work towards establishing a structured day time and nigh time sleep pattern

Social:
Support to cope with anxiety
To make and maintain friendships via social groups and internet sites
To maintain a good relationship with parents
To participate in leisure and social activities of choice.
To obtain voluntary or paid employment
Time management
Support to attend appointments
To drive client in your own car as required in exchange for 35p per mile mileage.
Experience of autism preferred but this is not as essential as being calm, patient and willing to learn.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
MUST have proven experience in providing support with the job requirements.
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
Honest and cheerful
Easy going tolerant personality with good knowledge of local area.
Able to build up a good rapport and basis of trust with employer
Positive and patient attitude with excellent interpersonal skills
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