DPC1226 Personal assistant Quote DPC1226 on Application Form Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Part-Time Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a 14 year old boy, living with my family in the Miskin area of Mountain Ash. I have an acquired brain injury which means I need some help, support and guidance when I’m at home and when I go out and about in the community. I attend school which keeps me busy during the week and I generally spend time with my family at weekends. I sometimes use a wheelchair to get about when I’m out of the house due to fatigue, but most of the time I’m quite active. I’m a personable young man who likes to keep fit and active. I really like golf, swimming and climbing. I like to go trampolining too. I’m also interested in carpentry and making things. PURPOSE OF THE JOB My parents are looking to employ a personal assistant to take me out into the community to undertake social and leisure activities, helping to maintain my independence. This will involve collecting me from and travelling to wherever the activity is and supervising me to ensure my safety at all times. I’m preferably looking for someone who would interact and participate in activities with me. This could be going to the golf range, taking me swimming or to the cinema, going to McDonald’s or going fishing. RATE OF PAY £10.00 per hour Plus Mileage Allowance (when applicable) HOURS OF WORK There are 3 hours per week available. This will involve working with me one afternoon per week after school between Monday and Friday. TASKS CAN INCLUDE Providing me with companionship Taking me to activities like swimming, golf or the cinema Making sure I am safe whilst at home and when out and about Helping me to get a snack or drink if needed Helping me with the toilet and changing when we go swimming TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Driver with access to own vehicle Someone quite active and energetic, friendly and approachable. Someone who shares my interests and can suggest things to do Likely to suit a male applicant due to my interests and active nature Someone with a good knowledge of the local area Someone patient and understanding Flexible with hours of work ABOUT THE JOB Although this is a part-time job, it will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A trial period will be necessary in the first instance. The salary will be paid on a calendar monthly basis and appropriate holiday pay given. The post is subject to a 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. Attending a Safeguarding Children training course is also compulsory for this post.