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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

11 year old boy living in Whitchurch Cardiff requires a personal assistant to support him out In the community to places he enjoys.

He has Autism, global learning delay, behavioural difficulties and anxiety. The hours are 2:1 so you will be required to work alongside another carer. The reason for this is because he can become anxious very quickly which can put himself and others at risk so he will need a lot of time and patience.

He is non-verbal however; his understanding is quite good if what is being asked is shown to him. He can say simple words and is familiar with PECS and visuals schedules.

He is a lovely, sweet little boy - he has a great sense of humour and loves to laugh. It’s really important though to be caring, calm at all times and have a lot of patience. Ideally he needs someone with experience in Autism.

HOURS OF WORK

6 hours per week (double handed)

Saturday 12pm- 3pm (can be flexible with these hours)

Thursday after school- 2pm- 5pm

Additional hours available during school holidays.

RATE OF PAY

£9.85 an hour

TASKS INVOLVED

Support out in the community to places he enjoys which can be discussed at the time.

He doesn’t really like to go out in the winter months, however as the sun starts to come out then walks are introduced again, and slowly he will get used to going out a bit more. He doesn't like loud, crowded or unfamiliar places, so he won’t go to a play centre, swimming, or trampoline parks.

He will go out for drives if he is calm and will go to McDonald’s for food.

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Reliable, committed and punctual
  • Understanding of confidentiality and privacy
  • Trustworthy and efficient
  • Confident/ proactive
  • Friendly and chatty
  • Car driver is preferable

ABOUT THE JOB

Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A probation period will be necessary in the first instance. Wages will be paid 4 weekly. You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You will 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.