Job Title: Personal Assistant/Support worker
Location: Crawley
Hourly rate: £10.00 per hour
Reference: DP6676
Hours/shifts: Bank PA to cover holiday and sickness.

Summary

• I am looking for a kind and compassionate PA to engage with my year 7 old son in my home and in the local community in activities he enjoys.
• My son is a happy and calm little boy. He has severe ASD, is non-verbal and is PEG fed
• He enjoys using his electronic tablet, playing with sensory toys and going to the park and local playground
• He has no danger awareness therefore needs to be supervised
• On occasion accompanying my family on days out acting as an extra pair of hands.
• I require a driver with their own car
• This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided
• 5.6 week of holiday will be available each year.

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

Personal Care:
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings.
Some Mealtimes feeding my son (training will be provided).
Any other reasonable task

Social:
Accompanying my son on trips out in the local community engaging him in activities he enjoys and keeping him safe.
On occasion acting as an extra pair of hands on family days out.
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.

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