Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Social Support Assistant to cover sickness DP4935a Job Title: Social Support Assistant to cover sicknessLocation: Crawley Hourly rate: £9.50 Reference: DP4935a Hours/shifts: 12pm – 4pm Tuesday and Thursday, although days can be flexible for the right person Summary • I am looking to employ one or two social support assistants to work with my 30 year old son with Social and Learning difficulties• He is physical able bodied but I would like to someone to assist my son to plan and access the things he enjoys as well as suggesting new activities• You would need to enable him to access these activities via public transport as he does not like travelling by car• There is no personal care required in this role. Other Requirements 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. DescriptionTypical duties Social: Planning and accompanying me on trips to London & Brighton by a mixture of train and bus. Accompany and participate with me in activities such as Bowling, pitch & putt, snooker etc. Accompany me to cafes and restaurants. Suggest and organise new activities with me. To encourage and reassure me to try out new activities. Person specification The successful applicant will be: Reliable 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 cheerfulAble 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. Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.