DPC1398 Personal assistant to a child Please quote Job ref DPC1398 on application form. Apply Now JOB DESCRIPTION Part-Time Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a 10 year old boy living in Porth with my parent and siblings. I have a diagnosis of Autism, making communication and social interaction difficult for me. I have a good sense of humour and engage quite easily on a 121 basis. However, it takes me a while to feel relaxed and build up trust with someone. PURPOSE OF JOB The purpose of the job is to enable me to enjoy time out away from my family to gain some independence and life skills. HOURS OF WORK 3 hours per week. RATE OF PAY £9.50 per hour 40p mileage allowance TASKS INVOLVED Taking me to places I enjoy Driving me in your car Supporting me when I’m out Ensuring my safety at all times Supporting and encouraging social engagement Supporting me to develop my communication skills Participating in activities with me TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED A friendly and understanding person is important Someone outgoing and fun Someone who will put in lots of effort to get to know me You must be reliable and understand that routine is important to me. 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 every month on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living. You will receive appropriate holiday. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS Check and Child Protection Training at no cost to you.