Job Title: Social Support Assistant
Location: Crawley
Hourly rate: £10 ph
Reference: JL7000
Hours/shifts: 3 hours per week. Sat or Sun

Summary

I am looking for someone with a friendly and outgoing personality to employ as a Social Support Assistant to support my 7 year old son to access his local community

The hours will generally be worked on a Saturday or Sunday in 4-5 hour shifts. My son would generally be in his wheelchair but can also walk when carefully supervised.

He is a very happy and active child who lives with Autism and has delayed speech development but is able to communicate with actions.

He loves nothing more than running and climbing in local playparks as well as swimming, trampolining and just looking around in the shopping areas. The only personal care will be the occasional changing of his nappy and assistance with cutting up food and sometimes assisting with feeding.

Applicants must be honest and reliable, be able to work on their own initiative and possess good communication skills. You must also be a car owner/driver and be willing to use your vehicle for work (for which mileage will be paid)

The role, times and hours may suit a Teaching Assistant.

This would be a rewarding role for the right person. Could this person be you?

Other Requirements
• You will be required to wear appropriate PPE which will be provided by the employer

• Must hold a UK Driving license and have access to your 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.

Typical duties

Personal Care:
• Occasional cutting up of food
• Assisting to eat
• Occasional changing of nappy

Social:
• Assist and support my son to access the activities he enjoys and in a safe manner.
• Window shopping
• Suggesting new ideas of activities my son may like to try
• Play and interact with my son in ways that will assist with the learning of independence skills.


 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
• Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• Creative and fun loving
• 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