Children's support worker
Job Title Children’s Support Worker
Hours 3 ½ hours per week twice a month with extra flexible hours available.
Rates of Pa £10 per hour
Work Area / Location Old Colwyn
About the Job The purpose of this role is to provide support to a 10 year old young boy who is Autistic, with developmental delay. You will be required to accompany him, at the same time that his brother is accompanied by his own PA. Applicants must have some proven experience of supporting young children with a disability and autism.
Responsible to The child’s parents
To provide encouragement & support in relation to interests & hobbies, such as in door play areas. Encourage to access and explore new and suitable activities
Communication is, via gestures rather than language, so it is essential that you have patience and excellent observation skills, to ensure needs are met.
To accompany when using public transport, for which a bus pass will be provided. On occasions his brother’s PA will take responsibility for driving to places of interest
To prepare light snacks as required, giving due regard to food hygiene & specific dietary requirements. Fluid intake Is aided by a gasostomey, for which some assistance may be required
To provide support with changing clothing when required.
To support with the maintenance of personal hygiene, to assist with toileting
To encourage physical and emotional development & feelings of social inclusion.
To carry a mobile phone at all times. This must be kept charged and in credit at all times.
To ensure that due consideration is given to Health & Safety at all times.
To attempt to maintain a clean and tidy environment whilst at home.
The successful applicant should:
Have some proven experience of supporting young children with a disability and autism.
Establish a professional standard of care which should be maintained at all times.
Undertake this role with due regard to all physical, social, educational & recreational needs.
Respect & safeguard all goods & property.
Respect the privacy of your employer & uphold confidentiality at all times.
Be punctual, reliable & flexible.
A Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) and two satisfactory references are conditional for the post. This is a free and confidential process.
The Rowan Organisation is acting on behalf of a third party and will not be your employer nor be responsible for any actions arising out of your employment.