Job Title: Support Worker

Location: Crawley           

Hourly rate:  £9 per hour      

Reference:  DP5565           

Hours/shifts: Mostly Saturdays during the day (couple per month) hours can be negotiated Occasional Saturday evening School holidays ad hoc

Summary

  • My son (13) has autism & severe learning difficulties. He is also nonverbal but he is a very sweet boy, He is not toilet trained and cannot dress himself etc so requires assistance with all aspects of personal care.
  • He currently prefers to stay at home mostly but we would like someone who can take him out in case he starts wanting to do that
  • Driver preferred but if they can’t were happy to have them stay at home with him, we have a dog as well

 

 

Other Requirements

  • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • UK driving licence preferred
  • Access to own vehicle preferred

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

 

Personal Care: 

  • Washing and bathing
  • Showering
  • Supervision
  • Assistance with bathing
  • drying or styling hair
  • Assistance getting in and out of bath
  • Using the toilet
  • Dressing & undressing
  • helping with buttons & fastenings
  • Helping with other aspects of personal care as required (i.e assisting getting changed at swimming pool).

Social:      

  • Accompanying during social and leisure activities
  • Driving and accompanying to social events
  • Activities
  • 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.