PA Vacancy

Support Worker/Buddy – JSINCL

Location: Fawdon, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Hours: 12 hours holiday time

Hourly Rate: £14.00 per hour


Are you a warm, caring individual with a passion for making a positive difference in someone’s life? Do you possess resilience, patience, and a positive attitude? If so, we’re looking for someone just like you to join our team as a Support Worker/Buddy.

About the Role:

As a Support Worker/Buddy, you’ll have the rewarding opportunity to work closely with a very happy and chilled 13-year-old male who has Global Developmental Delay and Autism. He lives with his loving family, including his parents, brother, and family Labrador. Your main role will be to provide support primarily during school holidays, encouraging community engagement, and fostering independence outside of the home environment.

Main Duties:

  • Create a supportive and nurturing environment
  • Encourage and facilitate participation in new activities
  • Provide guidance and assistance as needed
  • Flexibility in accommodating occasional wheelchair use
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of the individual at all times

Person Specification:


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positive attitude towards disability and a willingness to learn.
  • Flexibility, reliability, and punctuality
  • Respect for confidentiality and privacy of the individual and their family.
  • Ability to accept responsibility and respond appropriately in emergencies.
  • Sense of humour and mature attitude towards work.

For more information, please see the  Job Description


This vacancy will close as soon as a suitable candidate is appointed.

At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the U.K.



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