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JOB DESCRIPTION 

Part-Time Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 16-year-old girl living in Rhydyfelin with my family and pets. I have 3 cats and a very bouncy Cockapoo. I have a diagnosis of Global Developmental Delay and Epilepsy. I have regular seizures but take medication for this.

You will need to be my eyes and ears because I don’t have any sense of safety and danger, especially on the road. I can wonder off when in the shop as I’m easily distracted. I must be closely supervised at all times.

At the moment my confidence is low and I find it difficult to initiate or engage in conversation. When I’m out at the park I prefer it to be quiet and don’t like playing with other children. 

PURPOSE OF JOB

The purpose of the job is to create a calm environment to gain life skills away from the comfort of my mum.

You will support me to gain confidence around new people and social situations. 

HOURS OF WORK

3 hours per week.

RATE OF PAY

£11.75 per hour

40p mileage allowance

TASKS INVOLVED

·     Taking me out in your car to the shops or park

·     Going for short walks in the local area if the weather is decent

·     Playing games with me and taking the time to get to know me

·     Supporting me to learn ways to cope with the world around me

·     Supporting me to learn independence and new life skills

·     Reassuring me when I am not coping well

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

·     A friendly, patient and understanding person is important

·     Someone energetic, outgoing and fun

·     Someone who will put in lots of effort to get to know me as a person

·     Ideally you’ll have some experience with my disability, but this is not essential

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.  My mother will be your legal employer. The wage will be paid every month on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living.  You will receive appropriate holiday.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS Check at no cost to you.