Job Title:           Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Location:          Central Hassocks    

Hourly rate:      £9.00 

Reference:        BRR6554     

Hours/shifts:    4.00pm-6.30pm, up to 3-4 days per week, negotiable. 

                        Please apply for whatever days you are interested in.

 

Summary

  • 12 year old boy with a learning disability and Autism.
  • He enjoys sports, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, cooking and computer games.
  • He can some times get stressed and may need calming down or restraining.
  • He doesn’t like noise and crowds.
  • Duties include assisting the child to participate safely in outdoor and indoor activities after school e.g. cooking, going to the park, bowling, sports.
  • Own car preferred but not essential.
  • You should have some experience of learning disabilities and Autism and be patient, reliable and cheerful.

Other Requirements       

  • UK driving licence and own car preferred but not essential.         

 

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 -       

Clearing/tidying up after activities such as cooking.

 

Personal Care: 

Monitoring what he eats and reminding/encouraging him to drink plenty of fluids.

Social:   

  • Meeting him at his home after school to do activities.
  • Taking him out to activities e.g. park, bowling, sports.
  • Assisting him with activities such as cooking in his home.
  • Occasionally picking him up at school in Burgess Hill to take him out. This wouldn’t be required regularly.
  • Keeping him safe and supervised at all times as he has no safety awareness e.g. crossing roads.
  • Calming him down and reassuring him when he gets stressed.
  • May need restraining if he gets aggressive.
  • Giving him clear instructions about what is going to happen next as he doesn’t like surprises.
  • Using prompt cards/lists if necessary.

Person specification

The successful applicant will be:

Have some experience of working with children with learning disabilities and Autism. 

Driver with own car preferred but not essential. 

Be cheerful and positive.

Be very reliable with good timekeeping. 

Be flexible. 

Be patient, self motivated and demonstrate a positive attitude to disabilities.   

Be willing to undergo any required training.

Fit and healthy enough to undertake the required duties

Legally permitted to work in the UK.

Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard.

Able to work at all times to high standards of health and safety.

Be respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality.

Able to follow instructions and work on own initiative.

Be honest and trustworthy.