DPC723 Personal care Assistant Please quote REF: DPC723 on Application Form Apply Now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a 15 year old boy 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 Ty Coch and I tend to keep myself to myself. I’m a very happy content young man and my mum describes me as being easy going and likeable. I have a wide range of interests. I like going to the beach, trampolining, McDonalds 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. PURPOSE OF THE JOB You will enable me to have an active social life and be involved in my local community. I am looking for a PA who can cover my other PAs when they are unavailable. 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 The hours can be discussed at interview RATES OF PAY £9.80 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 Preferably someone with a portable DBS or very recent DBS 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 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.