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Child Support Worker required, DPSS551

Thorpe Hamlet

Between £10.01-12.00 Per Hour

Part Time

Direct Payment Support Service

Closing Date: 10/12/21

Job description
Listed below are details of the purpose of the job and what tasks are involved. It is important and advisable to refer to this when submitting your application for the post.
Job Purpose: You will be supporting X, a happy, smiley, friendly boy who loves numbers, outdoor play and anything to do with food (play food, cooking, looking at recipe books etc.). X has a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder and learning disability, resulting in communication, sensory and personal care needs, no awareness of danger, and some challenging behaviour at times.
Location: Thorpe Hamlet
  • Sometimes collecting X from after school club in your own vehicle (there is some flexibility with pick up time), and taking care of him and entertaining him until his mum is available to take over. Possible occasional collection at normal school pick up time (e.g. if the pandemic causes after school club to close). Lots of free parking is available outside X’s home.
  • Supporting X on trips out, both longer days out to family attractions and shorter trips, such as to the shops, library or cinema. Until you have built a rapport with X, his mum will accompany you.
  • Some personal care tasks such as toileting, putting on coat and shoes, and changing clothes when necessary.
Person specification
Listed below are the skills, competencies and qualities that are essential and desirable for the post. My assessment of these, both on application and at interview, will be the main factor in determining if you are successful. Please refer to these when submitting your application.
  • Car owner/driver with suitable business use insurance (or willing to obtain such insurance).
  • Friendly, patient and understanding
  • Able to work proactively and confidently with a child with autism and learning disabilities both supervised and alone.
  • Reliable.
  • Experience of supporting children with autism and learning difficulties, through work or personal situations.
  • Knowledge of Now/Next and visual resources such as visual timetables.
Summary terms and conditions
  • The rate of pay for this position is £12 per hour
  • You will be reimbursed for any agreed expenses incurred as part of the role.
  • Hours and times of work: 104 hours per year to be worked late afternoon/early evening to enable school/after school pick-ups as required, and also flexibly to suit both parties at the weekends and during school holidays.
  • The annual holiday entitlement for this position will be equivalent to the work I would normally expect to be done during 5.6 consecutive weeks.
This post is subject to:
  • A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which will be covered by the employer.
  • Satisfactory references from two referees, one of which must be your current or last employer.
  • Completion of a satisfactory probationary period of  3  months.

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