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.