DP1796 Personal care assistant Please quote job reference DP1796 on the application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME I'm a 23-year-old man living in Rhondda area with my mum, dad and sister. I have been diagnosed with autism. The main purpose of employing a PA is supporting me within the local community, to attend local clubs and promote my independence. I struggle to communicate with people straight away and I can be very shy but after forming a good relationship I can be very chatty and confident. I get anxious sometimes so to support me with this I carry my 2 toy friends in my pocket. I enjoy doing things such as going to the cinema,playing on the computer, performing arts, football, swimming and going on long walks. When planning my sessions, its best if you communicate with me step by step as I like to know my routine. This provides comfort for myself. My meals are planned for certain days, However i have a McDonalds on a Saturday. My parents are looking for someone to support me with understanding time keeping, improve my road safety as I have no road awareness. The best way to support me is to communicate with me such as when it's ok to open car doors or getting me to hold your arm to cross the road. Promoting me to manage my own money when out on sessions. I am happy to use public transport you don’t have to be a driver but driver is preferred. HOURS OF WORK There is 10 hours per week available which can be used flexibly. RATE OF PAY £10.00 Per hour and 40p per mile. PURPOSE OF THE JOB To help me be more independent within my local community and also attend my local clubs again. Also to promote my living skills. TASKS CAN INCLUDE -Supporting me to be more independent out in the community. -Help me within managing my own money. - Support me with attending my Local clubs. TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED -Patient, kind and friendly. -Energetic, outgoing and easy to get along with. -Has knowledge and understanding of Autism and the challenges that come with it. -Must have a full UK drivers licence. ABOUT THE JOB Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A probationary period of 6 months will be necessary in the first instance. I will be your employer. The wage will be paid monthly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living. You will receive appropriate holidays and holiday pay. This job is subject to a DBS check.