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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 13 year old girl living with my family in the Porth area. I have Autism and I also have learning difficulties. I can sometimes be overwhelmed by big crowds and busy places which can cause me to experience a meltdown; this would usually happen when I am home as I feel that it is more of a safe place to release the sensory overload. I am very black and white and sometimes I talk with no filter also the word “no” is a big trigger and my mum and dad use distraction techniques instead. Despite this I am a happy, fun loving teenager. I have a good sense of humour. I also enjoy swimming, crafts and horse riding.

PURPOSE OF JOB

My parents are looking for a PA to take me out on a Saturday to certain activities I would like to try with the guidance from my parents.

PLACE OF WORK

In and around the community

HOURS OF WORK

3 hours per fortnight on a Saturday morning

RATE OF PAY

£9.50 per hour including mileage where applicable

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

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
  • Driver with own vehicle and business class insurance
  • Someone with similar interests
  • A proactive attitude in looking for things to do every Saturday
  • Someone who will encourage and support me
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Experience of working with autism would be an advantage

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 may be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you.

Thank you.