Job Title:         Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant
Location:        Crawley    
Hourly rate:         £10.00
Reference:            BRR6693 
Hours/shifts:  Two x 2.5 hour shifts plus one 2 hour shift.  Hours to be split between 3 days which can be any days apart from Thursday and Friday.  After school hours during term times, day times during school holidays.  Flexibility required. 
                    

Summary:

• Support worker/Personal Care Assistant required to work with two brothers with Autism and learning disabilities.
• They are 6 and 3 years old. 
• The six year old is non-verbal, has learning difficulties and is easy going and non-aggressive.  He is always smiling and well loved at his school.  He enjoys sensory play and being outdoors.  Duties include helping him to improve his learning and speech, assisting him with reading and other learning activities, taking him to social and leisure activities.
• The three year old is non-verbal, a keen learner, happy, cheerful and loved at his nursery.  He likes writing, reading, playing with toys and puzzles.  You would mostly be playing with him and taking him out once he is familiar with you.
•  Experience of autism and providing specialist support with learning and speech development is essential. 
• Nappy changing will be required when out and about. 
• Driver with own car preferred. 

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

Typical duties

Personal Care: 
• Nappy changing and providing assistance to eat snacks will be required when taking the child out.
• Must be kept safe and supervised at all times as he has no danger awareness. 
Social:       
• Assisting him with reading, puzzles, sensory play and other learning activities in the home.
• Providing support to enhance his learning and speech.
• Driving him in your own car to clubs and activities e.g. Springboard project, horse riding, parks.  Public transport could be used for some activities. 
• Assisting him to participate in social and community activities.
• Assisting him with communicating his needs when out and about. 

Person specification:

The successful applicant will be:     
• Experience of working with children with autism
• Experienced in providing specialist support with learning and speech development
• Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
• Reliable with good time-keeping
• Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
• Patient and cheerful
• Honest and trustworthy
• 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