Supporting: 
Female
Job Ref:
AC/BR6
Area:
BR6
Hours per week: 
4
Type of support: 
Accessing the community
Age: 
6 - 11 years
Job overview...: 

 

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated support worker to assist a non-verbal 8 year old child in accessing the community and participating in various fun activities. This position requires patience, understanding, and a commitment to helping the child engage with their surroundings to the best of their abilities.

Job Description: The role involves providing support for 4 hours per week, hours per week and time can be flexible with a focus on facilitating the child's self-care, inclusion and enjoyment in recreational activities.

Responsibilities:

  1. Companion and Assistance: Accompany the child during outings to the community, such as parks, playgrounds etc, ensuring their safety and well-being at all times.
  2. Communication Support: utilise alternative communication methods, such as visual aids, gestures, or communication devices, to facilitate interaction and understanding between the child and their environment.
  3. Engagement in Activities: Encourage the child to participate in various activities suited to their interests and abilities, fostering their social skills and personal development.

 Requirements:

  1. Experience: Previous experience working with children with disabilities, particularly those who are non-verbal, is preferred.
  2. Patience and Empathy: Demonstrated patience, empathy, and understanding when working with individuals who have communication and developmental challenges.
  3. Flexibility: Ability to adapt to changing situations and effectively manage unexpected circumstances during outings and activities.
  4. Reliability: Punctuality and reliability in fulfilling scheduled support sessions, with a commitment to the child's well-being and engagement.
  5. Clearance: A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for this role.
 

PA Rate: £11.44