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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

  LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 17 year old female young person with a learning disability living in the Pontyclun area and attending a Special School in RCT

 I am mobile, verbal and very sociable with a great sense of humour. I love swimming, drama, dance, singing, shopping, going to the cinema.

 I need some help, support and guidance when I’m at home and particularly when I go out and about in the community.

 I suffer from the occasional seizure and if one happened I would require oral medication to be given immediately - training will be given

 

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 I am looking for a personal assistant to take me out into the community to undertake social and leisure activities, meet new people and try new things to help maintain my independence.

 I’d like to learn new skills and practice things like money handling and getting food whilst I’m out with my PA.

 

HOURS OF WORK

Currently 5 hours a week and 10 hours a week in school holidays.

During the school term I will need to be picked up from school at 2.50p.m. at the end of the school day or at home at 3.30pm.

 During the school holidays I will need to be picked up from home.

 Days of working – flexible

 RATES OF PAY

£10.10 per hour

Plus Mileage Allowance (when applicable)

 TASKS WILL INCLUDE

 

  • Making sure I am safe at all times when out and about
  • Providing me with companionship
  • Helping me to travel to activities
  • Supporting me to try new things and experience new activities
  • Helping me to learn money handling techniques
  • Supporting me in developing appropriate social skills

 

 TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

 

  • Driver with access to own vehicle with business insurance
  • Someone who is bubbly, outgoing, positive, encouraging and confident
  • Someone who shares my interests and can suggest things to do
  • Someone who is honest, organised, reliable, patient and respects confidentiality
  • Experience of working with children / young adults with additional needs

 

ABOUT THE JOB

This will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted.  A trial period of six months will be necessary in the first instance. The wage will be paid four-weekly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living.  You will receive appropriate holidays and holiday pay. This post is subject to an enhanced police check (DBS) and training may be required if identified by the employer.