Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Support Worker DP6177 Job Title: Support Worker Location: Lancing/Worthing Hourly rate: £9 per hour Reference: DP6177 Hours/shifts: As and when needed - after school activities, weekends and during school holidays. Summary Support Worker required for a big, strong 11 year old boy with Aspergers, ASD and ADHD. Duties include full support with all aspects of social communication & activities. Some personal care may be required. Own car and full driving licence desirable. Nonsmoker essential. You must have experience in additional needs. Patience, firmness and ability to provide a structured routine required as well as being fun and willing to play/engage with him}. His interests include electronics, Pokemon, Yokai-Watch, bowling and trampolining. Other Requirements UK driving licence Access to own vehicle desirable but not essential 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: Follow his continence care plan Giving medication Prompting to eat and drink regularly and appropriately Supervising at all times and keeping him focused on tasks Social: Assist mum to take the child out or provide her with respite. Assistance to attend clubs, activities and school drop off / pickup Keeping safe/supervising at all times when out as he has no concept of time or common danger awareness Playing with him in his own home or during activities Keeping the child focused on tasks/activities Helping him develop social and independent living skills and gain confidence in new experiences 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.