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JOB DESCRIPTION

Male Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 10 year old boy with autism, living with my family in Rhigos. I am verbal and able to communicate fully. I have trouble regulating my behaviour and have rather acute sensory issues. I also have some mobility issues and can get tired easily. I love PJ Masks, dressing up, playing with my brother, watching TV and spending time on my iPad, but I don’t like soft play centres as I can’t use them fully due to mobility issues.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

My parents are looking to employ a personal assistant to take me out in the community to develop my social skills as well as giving them some respite.

HOURS OF WORK

There are 3 hours per fortnight available, but possible increase in hours in the future.       

These hours will generally be worked every other Sunday.  

 

RATES OF PAY

 

£9.75 per hour.

 

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

 

  • Taking me to the cinema
  • Taking me swimming and support with dressing
  • Taking me to the park
  • Taking me to the supermarket to help develop my social skills and tolerance
  • Ensuring I am always safe
  • Playing with me and keeping me entertained
  • Encouraging with my self-help skills
  • Some personal care also required

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Experience of working with autistic children would be an advantage especially if you have experience with DIR therapy
  • Someone who will is active and able to keep up with me
  • Someone who will be sensitive to my needs
  • Someone who will be reliable as I like routine
  • A driver with access to own vehicle is essential
  • Someone who will engage and play with me

 

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 calendar monthly basis and appropriate holiday pay given.

 

The post is subject to a probationary period and a DBS (Police) Check.