Job Title: Personal Assistant/Support Worker
Location: Crawley
Hourly rate:£9.50
Reference: LR6694
Hours/shifts: 16 hours per month at the weekend plus
7 hours a week during school holidays
(13 weeks a year)
Times and shifts to be flexible and mutually agreed

Summary 


Description
• I am a mother to my lovely 5 year old son who has autism, global delay and level five social impairment.
• I am looking for one or two experienced and calm PAs to engage with my son in activities he enjoys, such as play zones, swimming and sensory rooms in the local community.
• Duties will include some personal care.
• Experience of using PECS is very desirable
• A full clean driver’s license is essential.

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.

Typical duties


Personal Care: 
• Nappy changing.
• Ensure he and his environment are clean and hygienic eg hand washing.
• Helping my son to get dressed and undressed when needed eg when going swimming.
• Mealtimes supervision, son has a limited diet so only finger food

Social: 
• Accompanying employer’s son on trips out e.g. swimming, play zone, sensory room or a trip to the park, keeping him safe.
• The above duties will involve driving the employer’s son in the PA’s car

• Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
Experienced in working with children with autism particularly the use of PECS.
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
Full clean driver’s license.

Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.