Weekend Support Worker
We are looking for a support worker, for our son, B age 17 with ASD to support and accompany him doing activities such as bowling, cycling, shopping etc. This will allow him to get life skills out in the community without parental support so he can gain greater independence. B is good-natured with no aggressive tendencies and needs no help with personal hygiene. However, he is easily distracted so needs assistance to keep him on task and help to talk to unknown adults.
This position is initially for approx. 58 hours to cover October 2021 to August 2022. The hours are flexible, but preferably to be used in 2 to 3-hour blocks twice per month on either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Hours may also be saved up to be used on longer days out to theme parks etc during the school holidays.
You must have a full driving license with the use of a car and a current DBS (Although this is not essential as we can arrange this).
The right candidate will be reliable, bubbly, and outgoing with the ability to drive a conversation. No experience is necessary.
The location is Papworth Everard. Knowledge of the surrounding area would be an advantage.
The rate of pay is £10 per hour plus mileage.