Job Title: Support Worker
Location: Bosham
Hourly rate: £10 an hr
Reference: CZ6528
Hours/shifts: Mon and Weds 6pm -10pm, Fri 7pm – 11pm (some flexibility)

Summary:
• I am looking for a fun loving, enthusiastic, energetic person who can help support me to live a fun and fulfilling life
• I need support with those less fun tasks such as form filling and housework but also like to be able to have the opportunity to talk through any issues
• I enjoy cooking at home and also going out to play tennis, badminton and snooker aswell as walking and doing yoga
• I have been working as a volunteer which has been very rewarding so I want to be able to continue with this role
• It would be great if you had some experience of working with people on the Autistic Spectrum however just being patient and reliable with a willingness to learn is equally as important.
• Ideally I would like one person who could provide support however I am happy to look at a job share if this works so please apply if you are able to work any of the shifts.

Other Requirements 
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Must be happy to work in a smoking environment
• 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.


Description
The role is to take on a leading and mentoring role with a man in his early 30’s to enable him to live a fun and fulfilling life whilst also helping him to maintain an organised and safe home environment.


Typical duties
Domestic:
• Guidance and support to ensure safe living practices in the home
• Cooking lessons, food hygiene lessons,
• Help with Household budgeting.
• General home hygiene assistance.
• Assisting with paperwork and job applications.
• Taking a leading role in finding appropriate supported employments, this will include research into charitable organisations and making contact and following up with those that could assist.

Personal Care: 
There is no direct personal care but constant guidance in ensuring a healthy lifestyle is required

Social: 
• Promoting and encouraging social interaction.
• Actively looking for opportunities to support this endeavour and participation in the initial attendance of these.

 Person specification
The successful applicant will be: (please add in/delete as applicable)
• 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 a good listener
• Honest and cheerful
• Outgoing and a good communicator
• A good problem solver
• 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
• The ideal person will have some experience of working with people who are on the Autistic Spectrum (Aspergers Syndrome experience would be advantageous). A qualification in care or a current studier looking to enhance their experience within social care are welcomed.
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