Social Support Assistant-MP6008 Location: Haywards Heath /Hourly rate: £9.50 per hour/Reference: MP6008 Summary I am looking to employ a Personal Support Assistant to work with my wonderful four year old son.He is a very happy and friendly child who enjoys painting, playing with toys, his ipad, sandpits and in his paddling pool. Due to his Autism, he requires assistance and close support to safely engage in these activities although physically he is fine. This 4 hours per week support will also allow me a few hours respite to spend some quality time with my daughter. The successful applicant would also encourage him to eat and drink independently, take him out into the local community such as play parks, build up a rapport with him and assist him to communicate and express his needs. If raining then support can be carried out at our home. This could be a wonderfully rewarding role for the right person. Are you that person? 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 checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. Typical tasks include Domestic:Preparing drinks and snacksTidying up toys and games Personal Care:Occasional assistance to change nappyEncourage my son to eat and drink independentlyAssisting to eat if necessary Social: Accompany and assist my son to access leisure activitiesJoin in with play activitiesSuggest new leisure activities for my son to tryMy son requires support and reassurance to help build up his confidence and trustassist my son to better communicate his needs to allow him choicesEncourage my son to mix and play safely with other childrenTo ensure the safety of my son and yourself at all times The successful applicant will be:Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentialityReliable with good time-keepingAble to both follow instructions and work on own initiativeHygienic, tidy minded and well organisedFit and healthy to undertake the required dutiesPatience and possess excellent interpersonal skillsHonest and cheerfulCreativeAble to speak and read English to a reasonable standardLegally permitted to work in the United KingdomAble 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.