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JOB DESCRIPTION

Part-time Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 11 year old girl living in Barry with my family; I have Autism and Epilepsy. I have very good communication skills but I need time to process things and I rely on visual aids due to damage to my verbal memory.  My behaviour can sometimes be challenging when I get agitated and upset, I can also get very anxious on times as I like routine and I get upset when things change. At these times I need my personal assistant to keep me and others around me safe. I require a consistent and committed person who can work one evening a week or a weekend.

I enjoy lots of activities such as swimming, cinema, bowling and going to the beach in my wellies. I also love listening to music and watching movies. I love Lego, jigsaws and crafts and anything slimy! I do have a great sense of humour.

Ideal candidate would be a teacher or LSA with experience of Autism and challenging behaviour.  It will be essential that the worker has a clean driving license and access to a car as they will be expected to drive. 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The purpose of the job is to support me to enjoy social activities out in the community while ensuring my safety at all times, and to also support me in my home to do enjoyable activities when I am not up to going out.

I am looking for an experienced Personal Assistant. 

HOURS OF WORK

3 hours per week

Every Saturday or Sunday 10am – 1pm (negotiable)

RATE OF PAY

£10.00 per hour plus mileage allowance

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

  • Taking me swimming, bowling or cinema
  • Taking me to interesting places
  • Discovering fun new activities for me to do
  • Ensuring my safety at all times
  • Using your own car to take me places

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Experience of working with autistic children
  • Someone who will be sensitive to my needs
  • Someone who is reliable
  • A driver with access to own vehicle will also be essential
  • Someone who can use their own initiative
  • Flexible
  • Positive approach to this type of work
  • Trained with emergency seizure medication

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 four weekly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living.  You will receive appropriate holidays and holiday pay.  Additional you will have to complete a DBS which will be carried out at no cost to yourself.