Job Title: Support Worker/Buddy
Location: Littlehampton            
Hourly rate: £9.00        
Reference: DP6311             
Hours/shifts: 5 hours a week on a Saturday/Sunday. Additional hours may be available during school holiday; this will be mutually agreed by the employer and employee.
• I am looking for a support worker that can support and accompany me to leisure activities that I enjoy. These activities include: swimming, visiting the cinema, catching public transport and much more.
•  I am a 19 year old young man who is on the Autistic Spectrum and lives with OCD.
• This role is about supporting me to access activities that have an emphasis on gaining independent living skills and the confidence to try new things.
• I would need supervision when completing everyday tasks within the home, such as: preparing meals/snacks, making my bed and washing my laundry.
•  I react well to structure and routine.
• I require a driver with their own car.
• This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided.
Other Requirements 
• Must be comfortable with pets  
• Must have a UK driving licence 
• Must have access to own vehicle 
• Other :  
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
Domestic -        
Supervise and reassure me to do the following tasks:
Domestic tasks associated with my support and care
Assisting the young person to;
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Personal Care:  
Prompt me to:
• Use the toilet
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Support me to access fun and leisure activities such as; cinema, park, visiting museums, shopping, swimming etc 
• Support me to use public transport
• Occasional longer journeys
• The above duties may involve driving me in your own vehicle 

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:     
• Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the work place
• 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 you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives