ob Title: Personal Assistant/ Support Worker
Location:  Winchester
Hourly rate:  £9 per hour
Reference: SG736
Hours/shifts: Flexible hours, minimum 3 hours per week/12 hours per month.

• Do you enjoy working with children with special needs?
• Are you energetic, patient and fun-loving
• Would you like to earn extra cash doing something you love?
• Do you want to gain experience of working with children with challenging needs?
• Can you help to develop a child’s confidence whilst helping some parents recharge their batteries?
• Then you are the person we are looking for!!
Other Requirements (please edit as appropriate)
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."  
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:

The tasks will vary, according to the present needs and will include
General Personal tasks
• Help with dressing eg at swimming pool
• Changing incontinence pads
• Preparing nutritional drinks and medication
• To assist in supervising our son in the home or out on visits either accompanied by parents or unaccompanied during weekdays and weekends
• Evenings may occasionally be required and only if agreeable
• Attending relevant meetings with our Social Worker and Behavioural professionals
Social activities – as required

• Going to the cinema (autism friendly showings at the VUE and Harbour Lights
• Going swimming (e.g. Hydro Pool, Rose Road, Wildern School Swimming Pool)
• Accompany parents on activities or taking their son out on their own
• Assist parents and their son in the home or out on visits
• Go to Springwell School Special Needs Club (Saturdays)
• Marwell Zoo (a carer’s pass covers the cost of JT and the carer)
• Paulton’s Park (subject to obtaining a carers pass)
• Local parks to be advised by the parents
• Sensory play activities in the home (e.g. Tac Pac).
• Other activities the carer may like to recommend
• More information in the Owner’s Manual and All About Me booklet to be provided.
• Person specification
The successful applicant will be: (please add in/delete as applicable)  
• Male * due to personal care needs 
• 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.