Job Title: Personal Assistant/Support worker
Location: Crawley       
Hourly rate:  £9.50
Reference:  LR6676
Hours/shifts:  7 hours per week term time +
14 hours a week for 5 weeks school holiday
After school and some Sundays days to be mutually arranged

Summary
• I am looking for a kind and compassionate PA to engage with almost 5 year old son in my home and in the local community in activities he enjoys..
• My son has severe ASD, is non verbal, PEG fed and has no challenging behaviours. He likes his electronic tablet, sensory toys and going to the park and local playground. He has no danger awareness but is a happy calm little boy
•  On occasion accompanying my family on days out acting as an extra pair of hands
• This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided.

Other Requirements
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: 
Nappy changing as required.
Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings.
Mealtimes feeding my son(training will be provided).

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.    

 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.