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JOB DESCRIPTION

Casual Part-time Personal Assistant

Female as some Personal care

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am an excitable 14 year old girl living in Aberaman with my parents and big sister. We also have a Great Dane that lives in the house, but don’t worry, he makes Scooby doo look brave! We are an active family and I love playing outside and getting stuck in with outdoor games and activities. I enjoy horse riding, and I regularly take riding lessons.

As a family we have a positive attitude to what I can achieve, and we feel it’s important for me to be as independent as possible and do as much as possible for myself. I have global developmental delay, ADHD and various other conditions which affect the way my joints work. My mobility is very good, although if travelling for very long distances I use a wheelchair. I have a speech impediment which sometimes means I struggle to communicate with people. Once you get to know me though, you’ll soon learn to understand and I’m very able to get my point across. I use a communication aid for backup if we’re struggling to understand each other.

My Mum has been teaching me ‘life skills’ such as money handling, crossing the road and being aware of danger. I am getting pretty good at crossing the road, but I think everyone is my friend and want to get along with everyone resulting in me being quite vulnerable. As such I need to have constant supervision when out and about.

I have a limited attention span and tend to flit between games and activities. I have recently started playing card games on the computer like spider solitaire and patience, I am getting pretty good at these so hope to learn a few more.

PURPOSE OF JOB

My Mum would like to employ a personal assistant who can cover for when my usual Personal Assistants are away or sick. This is to enable me to spend some time away from the family and experience new and different things. I’d like to develop my social skills and continue to work on life skills to enable to live a full and active life.

HOURS OF WORK

There are 6 hours to be worked per week.

The hours of work are to be flexible by negotiation, but usually on weekends.

RATE OF PAY

£8.25 per hour

40p per mile when we travel together in your car

TASKS INVOLVED

  • Going out and about
  • Taking me to places I enjoy
  • Going out for walks in all weather
  • Taking me to clubs and organised activities
  • Being responsible for my safety while out and about
  • Helping me to learn new skills such as paying for things and using public transport
  • There is a little personal care involved, although I am continent I will need a little support when I use the toilet

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Someone patient who will take time to get to know me
  • Someone who has a positive view on what I can achieve
  • Someone who will treat me as an individual not a disabled child
  • Someone who can have fun
  • Someone who is active and full of life
  • Someone who will enjoy my company
  • Someone who is fit and healthy to meet my needs
  • Someone who can drive and has use of a car
  • Someone trustworthy, punctual and reliable

ABOUT THE JOB

Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted.

You must attend a child protection course. This is mandatory and forms part of your standard training. You will be contacted by RCT to arrange this shortly after you start work.

A trial period will be necessary in the first instance. 

The wage will be paid every month on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living. 

You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year (worked out on a pro rata basis). 

You will be required to undergo an enhanced police check and obtain a DBS (at no cost to yourself).