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Support Worker Ref: DPSS96


£10.00 Per Hour

Part Time

Direct Payment Support Service

Closing Date: 14/09/19

Job Purpose:
The role will entail spending time with ‘A’ probably one day a week, or two half days a week across the School Holidays throughout the year.
‘A’ enjoys visiting garden centres, cafes and charity shops and has an avid interest in arts and crafts. They also have an interest in historic buildings and have a National Trust Card. Having someone to take ‘A’ out for the day will hopefully broaden their horizons and boost their confidence.

Location: Dereham

‘A’ is 14 and has Autism and ADHD.

We are looking for someone special to help ‘A’ negotiate life away from home for short periods of time, ideally 1 day a week through the school holidays. We may also require you to accompany us on family days out, to the beach etc.

‘A’ is articulate and has an excellent sense of humour. They enjoy the paranormal, watching Netflix – Stranger Things and RuPaul’s drag race are a big hit!

No personal care is required for this role.

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.

• Trustworthy
• Intelligent
• Reliable
• Flexible
• Patient
• Calm
• Resilient
• Excellent sense of humour
• An understanding and awareness of Autism and its co-existing conditions including anxiety
• Empathetic
• Kind

• Full clean UK driving licence
• Shared Interests

Summary terms and conditions

• The rate of pay for this position is £10 per hour

• You will be reimbursed for any agreed expenses incurred as part of the role.
• Hours and times of work: 100 hours over school holidays, 13 days or half days equivalent

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.