Job Title: Support Worker/ Pa

Location:     Crawley       

Hourly rate:    £8.90    

Reference:  LR6702           

Hours/shifts: 16 hours per week (shifts and times to be mutually agreed)

 

Summary

  • Do you love theme parks, if so then this could be the job for you..
  • I am looking for someone to provide me, a 32 year old autistic person, with one to one support in the community.
  • I have executive functioning difficulties and sensory integration difficulties and use a wheelchair, so am looking for an understanding person  to support me going to theme parks and other attractions, when I am able so  certainly not every week.
  • I will also require support with shopping, volunteering, life administration and some light domestic tasks. No personal care is required.

 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 -       

Taking out rubbish

Tidying

Occasional washing up

Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork

Making phone calls on my behalf

Assistance with organising medication

Occasional support with preparing the feed/fluid for the PEG (Training provided)

Posting letters

Helping with updating both mine and my daughter’s Wiki (personal website – Not Wikipedia)

 

Social:   

 Accompanying and assisting me on shopping trips when required

Accompany me when accessing social and leisure activities, including to theme parks

Accompanying me to doctors/hospital appointments when required

Occasional longer journeys

Occasionally accompanying to social meetings eg friends, family

Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing my manual wheelchair when required

Supporting me to communicate when I struggle

Supporting me to overcome sensory overload and other difficulties relating to autism

Supporting me to go to new places

Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

Excellent communication skills with the sensitivity to understand that I do not want to talk all the time.

Respectful of my 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 practical

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 this role.