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JOB DESCRIPTION

SOMETHING ABOUT ME                         

I am a disabled teenage boy aged nearly 15 and I live in the Cwmbach area of RCT with my Mum, Dad and younger sisters.

I have Dystonic Tremor Syndrome and have an Activa RC Deep Brain Stimulator implant, which sends electric pulses to my brain and helps to make my movements smoother.

I am unable to be left alone for any length of time. Due to this, I am totally dependent on others for support and assistance throughout the day.

I enjoy going swimming and bowling, using my walker and electric wheelchair.

PLACE OF WORK

At my home and in the local area of Cwmbach

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

My Mum and Dad are looking to employ a Personal Assistant to help me build my social skills and independence. They will provide me with support, which will include personal care, preparing snacks and meals, taking me out socially and providing a sitting service.

HOURS OF WORK

I have 15 hours per week. The hours will be used flexibly after school hours. I am looking for 2 PAs ideally who can share these hours.

RATE OF PAY

£11 per hour

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

  • Occasionally going to different places that I enjoy, i.e. the park, swimming, bowling, youth club
  • Stimulating play
  • Personal care
  • Toileting/changing nappy
  • On occasions support with dressing
  • Sitting service/respite care
  • Preparing meals and snacks

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

 

  • A person who is dependable and arrives on time.
  • Someone who is hands on and outgoing
  • Be able to drive my mums accessible van and has a clean driving licence
  • A person who respects the privacy and confidentiality of working in someone else’s home.
  • Someone with a good sense of humour.
  • Someone who is outgoing, energetic and likes to have fun
  • Someone who is confident, mature and has patience
  • Someone who can be flexible
  • Experience is essential in working with children

ABOUT THE JOB

I will be your legal employer so you will need a National Insurance number. Pay will be monthly and appropriate paid annual leave is given. There will be trial period involved and a police check will be necessary (which I will arrange). Safeguarding Children Level 3 Training Course MUST be completed within 3 months of commencing in post