Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Personal and Social Support Assistant-DP6058 Job Title: Personal and Social Support AssistantLocation: Bognor Regis Hourly rate: £12.00 Reference: DP6058 Hours/shifts: 3 hours on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons and 3 hours on a weekend afternoon. Days can be flexible. Summary • I am a 37 year old man with Asperger’s Syndrome living in my own apartment, looking to employ a Personal and Social support Assistant.• I need assistance some general day to day tasks and getting out in to the local community.• Much of the support I will need will be to encourage me to become more independent and confident to carry out daily living skills and develop my social skills. This would include supporting me to use social networking sites.• I will also need support to maintain my mental and physical wellbeing. I would like someone who could accompany me to go on days out, to the gym and support me to develop new skills. I enjoy swimming and I would like to find someone with an interest in sports and keeping fit.• Cooking skills are also desirable too.• Successful candidates would accompany me to the David Lloyd Health Club as my Mentor. Other Requirements All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTo encourage and support me to improve my daily living skills, social skills and to maintain a general wellbeing. Also, to support and assist me to become more independent and confident. Challenging me to learn and develop new skills. Typical dutiesDomestic - Work together to establish a training routine to become fully capable of tasks such as:Support with achieving objectivesTo be able to manage budgeting and dealing with written correspondence, when required.Support with tidying and general housework and encourage me to become more independent with general household tasks.To plan and shop for weekly needsDevelop cooking skills to cook vegetarian meals Personal Care: Provide support to cope with unexpected changes in routineTo work towards establishing a structured day time and night time sleep pattern Social: Support to cope with anxietyTo make and maintain friendships via social groups and internet sitesTo maintain a good relationship with parentsTo participate in leisure and social activities of choice. e.g. swimming, cycling, gym, etcTo participate in playing games such as chessTo help with time managementTo support me to attend appointments when required. Person specificationThe successful applicant will be: MUST have proven experience in providing support with the job requirements.Experience of supporting adults with Asperger’s or who are on the Autistic Spectrum is preferred but this is not as essential as being calm, patient and willing to learn. Training can be provided.Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesHonest and cheerfulEasy going tolerant personality with good knowledge of local area.Able to build up a good rapport and basis of trust with employerPositive and patient attitude with excellent interpersonal skillsAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual and not Independent Lives.