DPC600 Personal Assistant Quote ref DPC600 on application form Apply Now JOB DESCRIPTION Part-time Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a 17-year-old boy living in the Ferndale area of RCT with my Grandmother. I love going swimming, to Dare Valley Country Park or any other parks really and Pets at Home. Even though they can be quite crowded I can find a quiet area to play in. I also like going to McDonalds and I love a Mayo Chicken. I tend to spend a lot of time with adults and I would like to interact more with people my own age and improve my social skills. I have a fixation with anything with a ‘spinning’ action. I have Autism and this affects many aspects of my life. I can communicate very well but sometimes it can be quite frustrating when I want to say something and I cannot express easily what it is. It is easier to understand when people use simplified terms to explain things. I have very little spatial awareness, no knowledge of road safety of ‘stranger danger’ so need to be watched constantly. I dislike noisy or crowded places. PURPOSE OF THE JOB My grandmother is looking to employ a personal assistant to take me out socially. This will enable me to socialise independently and for me to improve my social skills. I am hoping that my PA will become like a buddy to me. I am keen to try new activities and to eventually build new friendships. It is important that I am motivated and encouraged to participate in different things. HOURS OF WORK 5.5 hours per week (1 PA) or 11 hours per month (when split between 2 PAs). The hours that I have are to be used flexibly but here is a guide to when I receive support: Monday-After 4pm Tuesday-After 4pm Wednesday-After 4pm Thursday-After 4pm Friday-After 4pm Saturday-11am-5pm Please specify when applying how many hours you can work and when. RATE OF PAY £8.91 per hour £0.40p per mile allowance TASKS CAN INCLUDE Taking me out to places of interest such as: Swimming Different parks McDonalds Motivating me to try new activities and to interact with other children and build new friendships. TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Male due to needing assistance to go to use public toilets A person who is willing to interact, explain things in simplified terms and have patience. Someone who has access to their own car and is willing to use the car for work purposes. (Business Class Insurance is essential) A competent swimmer. Someone who can motivate me and encourage me to try new things. Someone who will be a friend and not just a PA. TRAINING You will be required to undertake a Child Protection Course, you may also be required to undertake any other relevant courses when they become available. The position is subject to references and an enhanced police check. 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 appropriate holidays and holiday pay.