Work in social care Working as a Personal Assistant Support Worker/ Personal Care Assistant BRR5151 Job Title: Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant Location: Ferring Hourly rate: £10.00Reference: BRR5151 Hours/shifts: 9 hours per week, afternoons preferable, flexibility needed. Summary • 22 year old man with autism requires support to enable him to live independently.• He lives with his family and pets in Ferring but the plan is to support him to develop skills and confidence to live independently in future. • He also has epilepsy and is at risk of having seizures.• He is able to express his views and wishes clearly but has difficulty with understanding social cues and can interpret what people say very literally.• He likes to chat and enjoys tv programmes such as The Young Ones and the Big Bang Theory. • His interests include military history, playing on his x-box, space and the environment.• He requires support and encouragement with carrying out personal care and domestic tasks including maintaining a habitable home and meal preparation. • You would also be required to assist with accessing leisure and social facilities, using public transport, developing and maintaining friendships, keeping safe and developing coping strategies in emergencies. • Playing computer games at home, chatting, keeping him company. • Experience of working with people with autism and an understanding of managing epilepsy required.• You must be friendly, confident, assertive and have the ability to motivate and reassure/calm the young man if he becomes agitated. • Own car would be useful but not essential. Other Requirements • Must be comfortable with pets All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checkSuccessful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts. DescriptionTypical duties Domestic - support/encouragement with Keeping his own room tidy and clean, bed making etc.Meal preparation - teaching basic cooking skills, kitchen safety.Cleaning/tidying up after using kitchen and bathroom, including washing up cooking utensils and dishes. Personal Care: support/encouragement/prompting with • Washing/bathing/showering • General hair/skin care/shaving/grooming• Dressing appropriately for the weather or activitySocial: support/assistance with • Keeping himself safe when out in the community• Accessing social clubs, voluntary work• Developing friendships and engaging with his peers Person specificationThe successful applicant will be: • Have experience of autism and epilepsy• Able to motivate and encourage • Respectful of the client’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• Patient and understanding• Honest and cheerful• 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 Please note, if you are successful in your application for this role you will be employed directly through the individual employer and not Independent Lives.