Job Title:         Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Location:        Crawley    

Hourly rate:         £9.00

Reference:            BRR6693 

Hours/shifts:  4 hours per week on Sundays, but can be flexible.

                     More hours available on weekdays during school holiday periods as

                     this is when the support is most needed. 

Summary

 

  • Support worker/Personal Care Assistant required to work with a 6 year old boy with Autism.
  • He lives with his family in Crawley.
  • He is non-verbal and has learning difficulties.
  • He is easy going and non-aggressive. He is always smiling and is loved at his school. 
  • He enjoys sensory play and being outdoors.
  • Duties include helping him with improving his cognitive and language development, assisting him with reading and other learning activities, taking him to social and leisure activities.
  • Nappy changing required when out and about.
  • Experience of autism and providing specialist support with learning and speech development required.
  • 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.

Description

Typical duties

Personal Care: 

  • Nappy changing required when taking the child out.
  • Assistance to eat snacks when taking child out.
  • Must be kept safe and supervised at all time as he has no awareness of danger.

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

  • Able to provide 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