Job Title: Support Worker

Location: Crawley           

Hourly rate: £9.50 per hour       

Reference: DP5507             

Hours/shifts: 10 hours every week on Saturday or Sunday or both to work as a team and holidays

Summary

  • I am looking for two kind and patient PAs to work together and engage my 9 year old son, who has autism and significant learning disability, in activities he enjoys  in the community, whilst keeping him safe.
  • My son is a happy boy, who can be sweet and is a joy to be around. At times he can be unsettled and present with some challenging behaviour which requires two people to ensure his safety
  • Experience of dealing with children with autism is essential, along with the ability to use visuals, Makaton signing, team teach techniques, driving licence and own car.
  • He enjoys swimming, badminton, going to the park, days out at farms and zoo’s and also likes to go for long drives in the car.

 

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 check

Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Description

Typical duties

Domestic -   

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

General cleaning

Taking out rubbish

General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.

Shopping

Tidying

Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork

 

Social:

Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required

Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including swimming and playing football

The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • 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.