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Support Worker – DPSS548


Between £8.30-10.00 Per Hour

Part Time

Direct Payment Support Service

Closing Date: 17/09/21

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:
This role is to support our very energetic 23 year old son, who has autism and some challenging behaviours, to get out and about and take part in activities of interest to him.
Location: Old Catton.
  • Driving our son in your own vehicle, and assisting him to participate in activities such as trampolining, the dinosaur park, crazy golf, walking – anything active!
  • Assisting him to regulate his behaviours in a calm and controlled manner.
  • Planning activities for him to try.
  • Prompting him to attend to his personal care as 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.
  • Experience with people on the autistic spectrum and of managing challenging behaviours.
  • Adaptable with work tasks.
  • Very exuberant personality!
Summary terms and conditions
  • The rate of pay for this position is £9.37-£15 per hour dependent on experience.
  • Hours and times of work: 10-12 hours per week to be worked 5-6 hours each on 2 days per week, preferably Tuesday and Friday. You will start by working 1 day per week until our son builds up a rapport with you.
  • 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.
The post is subject to the following:
  • 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.