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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Part-Time Personal Assistant

 

 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

 

I am a 14-year-old boy living in Maerdy with my mum and two siblings.

I have Autism and dyspraxia which affects the way I communicate with and understand people. I struggle with anxiety in social places, therefore find socialising very stressful. I am shy, but still a happy and loving child who becomes outgoing once I’ve gotten to know someone.

My triggers are loud, noisy places like restaurants and the cinema.

I am bright and have varied interests which include astrology, Science, PCs and gaming. My sense of humour is great and I can easily laugh and joke with people I am familiar with.

 

PURPOSE OF JOB

 

The purpose of the job is to create a calm environment to gain life skills away from the comfort of my mum.

You will support me to gain confidence around new people and social situations.

 

HOURS OF WORK

3 hours per fortnight.

 

RATE OF PAY

£10.00 per hour

 

TASKS INVOLVED

 

  • Taking me on a bus to places that need to be familiar to me in my life skills development
  • Supporting me to learn ways to cope with the world around me
  • Supporting me to learn independence
  • Reassuring me when I am not coping well

 

 

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • A friendly, patient and understanding person is important
  • Someone energetic, outgoing and fun
  • Someone who will put in lots of effort to get to know me as a person
  • Ideally you’ll have some experience with Autism, but this is not essential
  • If you don’t already have an interest in gaming, PCs, Science and Astrology then being willing to show a genuine interest in learning about these things from me
  • You must be open and enthusiastic about my interests
  • Engaging in specific tasks such as supporting me to write a shopping list and then going to the shop to find and purchase the items

 

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.  My mother will be your legal employer. 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 at no cost to you.