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JOB DESCRIPTION

Part-Time Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a young man in my 20’s living at home with my family in the Mountain Ash area.  I am severely Autistic and have a learning difficulty and on occasions can display some challenging behaviours.

I attend a specialised day provision throughout the week, when I am home I generally spend my time in my sensory room listening to music or watching TV.

I am content in my home environment and require support to ensure my safety when my parents are out also to support me in the community to ensure I am safe.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

My parents are looking to employ 2 personal assistants’ to work together (double handling) to help and support me at home and  in the community to provide them with some respite.

RATE OF PAY

£9.00 per hour

Plus Mileage Allowance (when applicable)

HOURS OF WORK

Split between 2 PA’s working same shift into 2 shifts of 4 hours

Total of 8 hours per week per PA

You will work one shift, possibly on a Saturday or Sunday evening although we are flexible with times of work.

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

  • Providing me with companionship
  • Making sure I am safe
  • Helping me to get a snack or drink if needed

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Preferably experience of autism and/or challenging behaviour
  • Flexible with hours of work
  • Positive approach to the job
  • Confident and able to work on your own initiative
  • Respectful of other people’s homes and property
  • Reliable and friendly

ABOUT THE JOB

Although this is a part-time job, it will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A trial period will be necessary in the first instance. The salary will be paid on a four weekly basis and appropriate holiday pay given.

The post is subject to a satisfactory references and a DBS (Police) Check - which will need to be carried out before employment can commence. The cost of this will be met by the employer.