Job Title: Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant
Location: Littlehampton
Hourly rate: £11.00
Reference: DP7272
Hours/shifts: Saturday mornings (ideally 9.00am-12.00/1.00pm) and a weekday morning during school holidays (times to be arranged)

Summary 

• We are looking for someone who can take our son out to soft play areas, parks etc and play with him.
• He is 7 years old, has Autism and is non-verbal.
• He is very sweet but has a mind of his own.
• He likes jumping, running, climbing, swimming and horse riding.
• He loves a game of chase but he is very quick so you must be playful and fit and healthy to undertake the required duties.
• Support also required with all aspects of toileting.
• The successful person must be patient and preferably have experience of working with children with Autism or special needs.
• We would like him to go to different places and see/interact with other people so you must be a driver with your own car.
• Mileage at 45p per mile will be paid while taking him out.

Other Requirements 
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle
• Other :
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Description
Typical duties

Personal Care: 
Assisting him with all aspects of using the toilet.

Social:
• Taking him out to different places e.g. soft play areas, park, swimming, horse riding at Ferring Country Centre.
• Playing with him e.g. jumping, running, climbing, games of chase
• You must keep him safe and supervised at all times

Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
• Ideally experienced in working with children with Autism and special needs
• A driver with their own car
• Ideally a non-smoker or able and willing to refrain from smoking at work
• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
• Playful
• Patient
• Able to keep the child safe and supervised at all times
• 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
• 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
Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives