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JOB DESCRIPTION

Casual Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a young Teenage boy 14 living in Pentre with my Mum & Dad and little brother. We have a very friendly dog too. I have autism and can’t communicate verbally. I attend school in Ysgol Hen Felin and I tend to keep myself to myself. I’m a very happy content young boy and my mum describes me as being easy going and likeable. I have a wide range of interests. I like going to rumble in the jungle, shining stars and to play parks. I tend to entertain myself in these places and always have a nice time. My mum says that as I’m getting older my interests are changing a bit and I enjoy things like bowling, going to the cinema and eating out more. I enjoy going swimming but I need help to change and get dressed at the pool. I’m able to make my choices known and sometimes use tools to communicate a little. My mum would like me to start some more age appropriate activities. I’m very active and she’d like me to try some new things such as football or more energetic hobbies like trampolining.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

You will enable me to have an active social life and be involved in my local community. This in turn will enable my mum to have a break from her caring role and spend time with my younger brother.

TASKS WILL INCLUDE

  • Driving me to places I want to go
  • Supporting me whilst I’m out and about
  • Ensuring I am safe at all times
  • Being responsible for my money and possessions
  • Thinking up new activities I might enjoy
  • Taking me swimming and helping me to change at the pool
  • Keeping in contact with my mum

HOURS OF WORK

This will be a Casual position covering annual leave and sickness and potentially covering school holidays.

RATES OF PAY

£8.80 per hour

40p per mile for journeys we make together in your car

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • A person who is active and energetic
  • Someone with knowledge of our local area
  • Someone who has access to a car they can use for work
  • Someone with an understanding of autism is advantageous
  • Someone who is flexible and reliable

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 of 6 months.

The wage will be paid four weekly on return of a payslip provided by Dewis Centre for Independent Living. You will be paid by cheque by the employer. You will receive appropriate annual leave.