Job Title: Social Support Assistant
Location: Crawley
Hourly rate: £11.00
Reference: DP4935
Hours/shifts: Monday 10am-4pm and Friday 10am-4pm (can be flexible if needed)


My son is 33 years old and has Social and Learning difficulties.

He is a very placid man and has a love for Woodcraft. The job entails planning what he will make at his woodwork sessions so if you have experience in Carpentry or just a love of Woodcraft that would be great, although previous experience is not essential.

The role will include making suggestions and supporting him with the things he wants to make. The location will be in Men’s Sheds where my son spends a lot of his time. He also enjoys playing pool so it would be lovely for you to engage in that together.

Other Requirements 
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.


Typical duties
When attending Men’s Sheds with my son you would be supporting him in the making of his projects.
Guiding him to use the tools he will need for his project.
Supporting my son to pack up the work bench at Men’s Sheds after has completed his tasks.

• Accompanying and assisting him at Men’s Sheds
• Planning the making of his projects.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• To have similar interests to my son e.g. making things, however this is not essential
• 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
• Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• Creative – any love of craft would be useful
• 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