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Male Buddy/Support Worker

Location: Pontefract, Yorkshire Rate of Pay: £8.20 per hour plus mileage

Hours per Week: 3.5

Job Reference: WAK1439239AW3 Expires: 22nd January 2018

Male Personal Assistant (SEX DISCRIMINATION ACT SECTION 7 (2) (B) (ii) APPLIES)

About the Employer

I require a Male buddy to support my son who is a loveable and fun young boy with complex/special needs. He has ADHD and Autism, is full of energy and loves activities which stimulate him and burn off his access energy. He enjoys swimming and nature, and loves to go outdoors and discover new things. A male worker is required as my son responds better to males.

Summary of Duties

The main purpose of the role is to accompany him on social outings and assist him with different types of activities.

You will support him to access different facilities in the community such as parks and indoor play areas, e.g. trampoline park

You will also encourage creative, stimulating and educational activities within the home. 

The Person They Are Looking For

You will: 

Have experience of working with children with special needs with an awareness of the rewards and challenges the work brings

Be willing to attend additional training which can be provided if necessary

Have the ability to develop a supportive and encouraging relationship

Have a youthful outlook and a passion for helping young people

Be vigilant and confident in nature

Car owner and full valid driving license preferred (business insurance required) as you may be required to transport my son in your own vehicle. Occasionally public transport could be used

Be flexible, hours of work may change from week to week, this will be with mutual agreement with the employer and employee

Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure (costs will be covered)

The Times Required

Days and times to be mutually agreed between employer and employee

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