I am looking for personal care for a man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: No

Hours per week:

20 hours at weekends and 1 overnight at 13 hours

Hourly pay rate:

This is based on a full time equivalent annual salary of £20,000 to £25,000

Autism Support Worker


Previous experience of working with kids/adults with autism is required.
We are looking for a caring, fun and reliable support worker in private placement supporting our 18 year old autistic non verbal son in his own private residential setting. You would be working alone for some shifts but also teaming up with other team members at times when going on outings and into the community. We already have a great team you would be joining who are very cheerful and supportive.
The position would suit a fun, active, caring and reliable candidate with a good sense of humour who is looking for a fulfilling role where they can really make a difference to a young persons life.
Full training with client provided with extensive shadowing sessions with established support workers before any solo shifts.
We can also offer additional training if desired -as we are keen to help with career development in this field, such as Positive Behaviour Support training or Registered Behaviour Technician Training with Behaviour Analyst Certificate board accreditation or NVQ's in health and social care.

Candidates will need to organise fun, appropriate activities and outings to help fill the out of school hours and helping the client participate in community trips, attend specialist provisions and developing self help skills.


Duties include:

  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

The role will involve supporting around school hours, but also in the daytime if on school holidays. You will be helping with all aspects of the clients life including taking out for drives, picking up and dropping off at school, self help skills, personal care, encouraging independence and helping client have as much fun and life enrichment as possible.

If you would like a full list of tasks required then please email

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Previous experience of working with kids/adults with autism is required.


All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9

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