Job Title: Social & Care Support Assistant
Location: Crawley
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: MP7143
Hours: 4 hpw Term time & 8hpw during school holidays.
Shifts: During school term time Saturdays 10am to 2pm with the addition of 10am to 2pm on Wednesdays during school holidays.

Summary
• I am looking to employ a PA to work with my social and very happy 5 year old boy
• My son has a learning disability and is not yet speaking but is physically active
• The tasks will include accessing activities away from the home
• Identifying new activities to try out
• Some days you may be working with my son within my home
• I require a driver with their own car and clean license
• Mileage will be paid at 35p per mile while working
• This would be a rewarding role for the right person. Could you be that person?

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.

Typical duties
Domestic –
Preparing drinks & snacks

Personal Care:
• Changing nappy as required
• Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting my son to get dried and changed at swimming pool.


Social: 
• Assist my son to access leisure activities including swimming.
• Accompanying my son on general trips out
• Pushing my son in his pushchair as required

• 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 this role.

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