Direct Payments Working as a Personal Assistant Social Support Assistant DP639 Job Title: Social Support Worker Location: Chichester Hourly rate: £9 per hour Reference: DP639 Hours/shifts: The number of hours could increase to 16 over 2 days as well as holiday and sickness cover Monday and Wednesday. Summary Social support assistant required to help a young disabled gentleman maintain his independence. He is a non-speaker who communicates predominantly using an app on his IPad. He enjoys playing on football, rugby and ps4 and xbox and trips to theme parks, museums, zoos and theatre . This role also includes accompanying him on days out to the cinema Other Requirements Must have a UK driving licence Must have access to own vehicle 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 Domestic - Preparing drinks, snacks and meals. Personal Care: Assisting with using the toilet Social: Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when 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. Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position then you will be employed directly through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.