Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Support Worker DP5565 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.