DPC501 Personal Assistant Quote ref DPC501 on application form Apply Now JOB DESCRIPTION SOMETHING ABOUT ME I am a Fourteen year old boy who lives near Aberdare. I have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and some complex behaviours; I do sometimes have trouble interacting with other children and some sensory difficulties. I have OCD, in particular with doors and I struggle with travelling, I can have car anxieties. I have what some Social Workers say is ‘high functioning autism’ which means I am intelligent, I have very good vocabulary for my age and I am very talkative although sometimes my language is not appropriate. I am a really happy person and when I feel comfortable around people I am sociable. I can become very anxious in certain situations and this is when I feel I need to be more controlling and if I decide I don’t want to do something then nothing will deter me from my decision. I don’t enjoy activities which have lots of crowds; I can’t tolerate busy places or too many crowds of people being around me. I rely on others in particular my family to help and support me enjoy various activities. My behavior stops me from going out but there is a Teenage after school club I would like to attend in Brackla Ind Est, Bridgend. I need the support of my mother to attend this but would need a personal assistance to drive us there and bring us home. Car driver/owner is important for this position. Ideally you would be a calm person with patience and a sense of humor. Punctuality is equally important as lateness can affect a whole day’s behavior. PLACE OF WORK Out and about to Brackla Club in Bridgend PURPOSE OF THE JOB My mother is going to employ a personal assistant to support me when I go out and assist with driving us to and from Bridgend. You will either use your own car or my parent’s car to drive us. HOURS OF WORK Total 8 hours weekly Hours would be on a Thursday Afternoon. Approx 14.30 as I have to be in Brackla for 15.45. The club finishes at 17.30 so we would make our way home after this. Approx finish 18.30 And a Saturday 10am-2pm to also attend the Brackla Club in Bridgend RATE OF PAY £8.75 per hour £15.00 lump payment per return trip to Brackla Club when your car is used. TASKS CAN INCLUDE Driving me and my mother to the Brackla club Assisting me to familiarise with new places, especially on the first visit. Support with socialising Encouragement with participating in things Chasing after me when I run Taking me out to places that I enjoy – ie: sometimes we will only go out locally Ensuring that the places we visit are suitable and do not make me feel uncomfortable; not too crowded or noisy. Staying close by and supporting me Making sure I have my inhaler with me at all times TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Car Owner/Driver essential, with a clean driver’s license Someone who will be willing to use my parent’s car if required. You will be added to the insurance so must have a clean licence Enjoys similar interests, enjoys being active Is not easily shocked and does not embarrass easy Ability to diffuse situations is advantageous Someone who is very fit and very active (Can run some distance if required) Is happy to be outdoors enjoying doing things outside. Experience useful familiarity of working with children though training will be given Patience Friendly and good company Good sense of humour Flexible Positive approach to this type of work. Able to work on own initiative ABOUT THE JOB I will be your legal employer so you will need a National Insurance number. Pay will be four weekly by cheque and appropriate paid annual leave is given. There will be trial period involved and a police check will be necessary (which I will arrange).