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JOB DESCRIPTION             

Personal Assistant 

 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF 

A personal assistant is required for a 7-year-old autistic non-verbal boy who lives in the Culverhouse Cross area of Cardiff. He is active and enjoys being outdoors as well as doing indoor activities. 

 

 

PURPOSE OF JOB 

The Service User is active and the parents need some support with helping him to socialise into the community and with general engaging activities to help with his communication and development. 

 

 

PLACE OF WORK 

Out and about in the community  

  

 

HOURS OF WORK 

9 hours a week ideally on a Sunday during term time plus an additional 3 hours a week (to be worked Monday - Friday) during the school holidays. 

  

9 Hours during Term time as above 

12 Hours during School Holiday to be discussed  

 

Times and days for school holidays can be discussed. 

 

 

RATE OF PAY 

  

£ 9.50 per hour 

 

TASKS INVOLVED 

Supervising the Service User at all times. 

Ensuring that the Service User is safe at all times. 

Transporting the Service User to places in the community. 

Assisting the Service User to improve his confidence, physical skills and ability to deal with a variety of social situations. 

Engaging in activities that will help him engage in communication and develop 

Personal care will also be required. 

 

 

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED 

Must have access to a vehicle and hold a full driving license. The use of your vehicle with be required for this role. 

Must be reliable 

Must be flexible 

Must be patient 

Experience in a similar role is desirable. Preferably assisting another non-verbal young person with challenging needs. 

 

 

 

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 4 weekly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living.  You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You may be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you.  

Please Note: Dewis Centre for Independent Living is acting on behalf of a third party and will not be your employer or be liable for any issues arising out of your employment should you be offered employment.