Job Title: Support Worker

Location:    Crawley        

Hourly rate:   £9.00     

Reference:   LR6749          

Hours/shifts: 10 hours a week spread over the week as mutually agreed.

Summary

  • I am looking for a patient, non-patronising and understanding person to help support my 39 year old autistic son, encouraging and helping equip him towards greater confidence in his ability to look after himself and prepare him for independent living.
  • Whilst my son is intelligent, he struggles with social cues, time, money and self-management.  He is introverted and finds social interactions difficult and is resistant to accepting he needs support.
  • Experience of working with adults with autism is desirable.

 

 

Other Requirements

 

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

Domestic -       

  • To help plan a routine of domestic tasks.
  • To help plan, shop and sometimes help prepare simple and healthy meals.

 

Personal Care: 

No direct personal care needed but will require prompts to shower and wear appropriate clothing.

 

Social:   

  • Accompany employer’s son when accessing social and leisure activities for the first time, e.g. to the cinema, bowling.
  • Accompanying employer’s son to doctors/hospital/dental appointments when required.
  • Accompanying employer’s son when shopping.

 

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.