CDP464 Personal Assistant to Child Quote ref: CDP464 on application form Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF A personal assistant is required for a 15-year-old young female who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and global development delay. She is non-verbal and unable to walk unaided but has a cheeky sense of humour. PURPOSE OF JOB The Service User is a very active child, and would like some support in socialising and accessing the community. The purpose of the role is for the personal assistant to take the Service User out into the community to help develop her social and other skills. PLACE OF WORK Out and about in the Community HOURS OF WORK 10 hours a week. Normally 3 sessions per week: after school Monday, Tuesday and Thursday/Friday but flexibility is required. RATE OF PAY £12.60 TASKS INVOLVED Supervising the Service User at all times. Enabling the Service User to access social activities such as Brownies, Touch Therapy, trampoline, horse riding and Pedal Power. 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 her confidence, physical skills and ability to deal with a variety of social situations. 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 monthly 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. Thank you.