DP1583 Personal Assistant Quote ref DP1538 on Application Form Apply Now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a 28 year old young lady living in Brynna with my mum and younger sister. I have a severe learning disability and Atypical Rett Syndrome which means I can lose skills if I don’t continually practice them. I have complex epilepsy, which my mum monitors; the seizures are mostly in my eyes when I blink. Mum will always ensure that I’m well enough to go out. I also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder, dyspraxia, and Hypotonia (floppy muscles). I respond better to certainty and a consistent approach. I like watching films and love cartoon characters. I enjoy going to the cinema and seeing shows and pantomimes. I also like taking photographs and showing them to others. I love gaming on the PC and Playstation. I love music and dancing, art and crafts. I enjoy visiting garden centres and browsing around the shops. I love to walk at the seaside and play the arcade games. I am a huge Harry Potter fan. PURPOSE OF JOB To allow me to access activities and services outside of the family home in a safe manner and build socialisation skills within the community. This time out, will also allow my mum some respite from being my full-time carer. To work towards physical well-being and good health. I have balance, co-ordination and sensory issues. I need to work on gross motor skills and fine motor skills regularly to avoid losing skills that I have gained. PLACE OF WORK Mostly out and about in the community. Occasionally at my home. HOURS OF WORK 18 hours per week Weekday (daytime hours), split over 5 days RATE OF PAY £9.50 per hour Mileage reimbursed at 40p per mile TASKS INVOLVED Liaising with my mum to identify and meet my needs. Taking the time to get to know what makes me tick. Taking me to identified leisure activities. Supporting me to pay for things. Providing guidance with regards to health and safety. Supporting and providing guidance with personal care. Encouraging me to do what I need to do, in order to maintain physical well-being and dignity. TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Someone friendly, patient and understanding, with compassion for individuals who have difficulty in making themselves understood. Someone dependable, who arrives on time. Someone who respects the privacy and confidentiality of working in someone else’s home. A person who is open to sharing ideas and concerns with my mum and keeping channels of communication open at all times. A driver with access to their own vehicle and business class insurance. A person who is able to work on their own initiative and to identify/foresee hazards and issues that may affect my well-being. The job requires the successful applicant to be flexible with their working hours on times. (This will always be mutually agreed) ABOUT THE JOB Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A trial period will be necessary in the first instance. The wage will be paid monthly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living. You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You will be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you. Thank you.