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Casual Personal Assistant




I am a 9 year old girl who lives in Llantwit Fadre with my parents and sister. I have Rett Syndrome which is a regressive condition that affects development of the brain. I am non-verbal and get around the house on my knees. I am easy going and laid back. I am happy and giggly and my mum says I can be cheeky too. I am also stubborn and determined and I let people know what I want, even though I cannot vocalise this. Once you get to know me then you will understand what I want and how I show this.


I love being sung to, being read stories, sensory toys and being outside in the garden. I like crafts and painting and really enjoy getting messy. I do tend to eat things I shouldn’t, so whoever is watching me needs to be aware of this. I like swimming and water and love having a bath. I like to watch Cbeebies and especially enjoy Nina and the Neurons.




The purpose of the job is to provide casual cover to support me at home when I get in from school and to look after my sister and I one evening a week when my parents are out. I want Personal Assistants who treat this as more than a job, someone who appreciates me and wants to spend time with me. I do use a hoist that needs 2 people to use it, but using this is not essential in all parts of my house. If this is not used, then 1 PA could work alone.




In total there are a minimum of 7 hours per week to be used by my regular PA. I have another PA who will occasionally need to be covered so there is potential for more hours. My hours are:


2 days- 3-5.30pm

1 day- 3-5pm

1 evening-7-10pm


My current PA is going on maternity leave next year so my hours may become more regular from March time.




£9.50 per hour




  • Meeting me from school
  • Make me a snack and a drink
  • Take my shoes off and make me comfortable
  • To do activities with me: cooking or painting for example
  • Giving me a bath
  • Taking me to collect my sister from the childminder
  • Providing a sitting service for my parents when they go out one night a week




  • Someone patient and understanding
  • Someone proactive who will use their own initiative to find new things for me to do
  • Someone who will be committed to the job and who takes a genuine interest in me
  • Someone reliable and punctual
  • Someone flexible who will be able to cover holidays and sickness
  • Someone with experience of working with children with additional needs
  • Someone who has had manual handling experience/training
  • Someone who has had epilepsy training is preferable, if not, training will be provided





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 appropriate holidays and holiday pay.


The post is subject to a satisfactory references and a DBS (Police) Check. The cost of this will be met by the employer.