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Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 17 year old young man who lives in the Maerdy area with my mum and our dog. I enjoy playing video games, especially first person shooter games on the Playstation. I also like playing arcade games and I like watching gamer videos on Youtube. I like to spend a lot of time alone and mum said I don’t really see the need for the company of others. I can be anxious and when I am, I tend to dust the house. I don’t really have any social skills or a sense of danger. I have Autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance and can display some quite challenging behaviour.

PURPOSE OF JOB

I am looking for a Personal Assistant who can act as a buddy to me and encourage me to get out and about more.

HOURS OF WORK

I have 3 hours a fortnight

RATES OF PAY

£9.50 per hour plus mileage for journeys we make together.

TASKS INVOLVED

  • Driving me to the games arcade in either Merthyr or Nantgarw
  • Keeping me safe at all times
  • Supporting me to access social activities

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Someone who is committed and will work with me in the long term
  • Someone who either has experience of Pathological Demand Avoidance and ASD or at least be willing to do some research into understanding this
  • Someone who is used to dealing with challenging behaviour

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 and appropriate holiday pay given.

The post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS (Police) Check - which will need to be carried out before employment can commence. The cost of this will be met by the employer (Local Authority).

The relevant checks will be carried out to ensure any applicant has the right to work in the UK.