Job Title: Support Worker

Location:             Lancing

Hourly rate:         £9

Reference:              DP6251

Hours/shifts: every other Saturday 8.30 am to 1pm, overnight shifts as required, other hours may be available

Summary

A support worker is required to help two young people with high functioning autism to build independence, support them with activities, e.g going shopping, going to gym, learn about socialising, and building life skills.

Other Requirements

  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • UK driving licence desirable but not essential
  • 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

 

Personal Care: 

  • Help with dispensing tablets 
  • Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
  • Support with getting dressed

Social:   

  • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure 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.