DPC1513 Personal assistant role Please quote reference DPC1513 on application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a 12 year old boy living in the Llantrisant area with my mum and brother. I have autism and global development delay and I am non-verbal, I communicate through Makaton sign language, P.E.C.S and my vocabulary is growing. I have sensory issues e.g. strong smells, don’t like bumpy bits or cracks in pavements, loud traffic, and sometimes I can get upset if I can’t have something immediately so you would need to stay calm and distract me. I am funny and have a good sense of humour, I have a blankie I take everywhere with me. I like Fireman Sam, Woody from Toy Story; I also enjoy arts and crafts, and cooking with my mum, like being tickled and bouncing on my trampoline. I am looking for a Personal Assistant to look after me while my mum takes my brother out as I don’t like going anywhere but eventually I am hoping this will change and we can go out to do activities. PLACE OF WORK At home only and hopefully in the future in the community HOURS OF WORK 3 hours – Saturday or Sunday RATE OF PAY £8.91 per hour TASKS INVOLVED Talking to me and building up a good trusting relationship Encouraging me to go and out and do things socially Accompanying me on family outings occasionally with my mother and brother Accompanying me out for walks Trips to the cinema when the autistic screening is on Distracting me by talking to me calmly TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED A good sense of humour is important, reliable, trustworthy, flexible and have patience Mature attitude, calm and energetic Non-smoker A driver with own car and business class insurance Experience of working with children with autism is essential ABOUT THE JOB This post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS check. 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 receipt of a payslip from Dewis Centre for Independent Living. You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You will be required to attend any training that is identified as necessary. Thank you.