DPM1296 Personal Assistant Quote REF: DPM1296 on Application Form Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a 6 year old boy living in Merthyr with my family. I have ASD and use BSL and PECS as I use very few words to communicate. Despite not having much verbal communication I’m very able to get my point across and I can let people know what I want or need. I’m very independent and busy. My mum says I am quite the escape artist and I’m always on the go, I’m a fast runner and regularly make a dash for hidden exits or out of gates that are out of view. One of my favourite places to go is the swimming pool I love being in the water but tend to hold onto the side or the ladder. I really like soft play centres too. When places are too busy I can be quite fidgety and a little anxious. New places also make me anxious. I like watching YouTube on my tablet. I like simple songs and nursery rhymes and enjoy singing along. I’m very active and enjoy things like rock climbing. My mum likes to risk assess places before I go to make sure they’re safe for me. I have no awareness of danger and exhibit some anxiety led behaviours. I am very loving and bond well with my carers. PURPOSE OF THE JOB My mum is looking to employ a Personal Assistant to give me opportunities to extend my social circles and enjoy leisure activities and enable her to continue working. HOURS OF WORK There are 4 hours per week. These will usually be worked after school and on the weekends. During the holidays there will be 10 hours per week. You will always work alongside another PA when taking me out of my home. Rate of Pay£8.50 per hour TASKS CAN INCLUDE Going to different places that I enjoy, i.e. swimming pool Making sure I am safe whilst out and about Driving me to various places Supporting me with going to the toilet TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED A person who is dependable and arrives on time. Friendly and approachable Someone who doesn’t mind swimming Someone who can drive Someone with experience of ASD Someone who can use BSL or PECS Someone with knowledge of ABA principles Someone willing to learn ABOUT THE JOB 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. 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. Attending a Safeguarding Children training course is also compulsory for this post.