MPM1916 Personal Assistant Please quote job reference PM1916 on application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a 10 year old boy living in Llanharan with my mum and older brother. I have a diagnosis of ASD, which means that I have no sense of danger and am always full of energy. When out, I always wear a child-safety harness to prevent me darting into traffic. As a result family outings can be difficult to manage for my mum. I love being outdoors, particularly places like the park where I can run free. I also like walking, climbing, playing in/with water, swimming, trucks and trains. PURPOSE OF JOB Take me out to enjoy local activities and ensuring my safety at all times. PLACE OF WORK Mainly out and about in the community. HOURS OF WORK 8 hours a week (term time) 12 hours a week (school holidays) RATE OF PAY £12.00 per hour 40p mileage allowance TASKS INVOLVED · Taking me to local parks, play centres or leisure centres · Watching me closely to ensure I am safe at all times, make sure I wear my safety harness every time we go out · Helping me to cross roads safely · Helping to keep me occupied so that my mum can spend quality time with my brother also · There is a small amount of personal care involved as I am still learning to use the toilet · On occasion you will join on family outings TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED · Experience of dealing with young children with additional needs would be an advantage · Punctual – Turn up on time and must be sure to let us know in advance if running late for any reason · Respects the privacy and confidentiality of working in someone else’s home · Responsible and trustworthy · Friendly and caring · Patient and understanding how my disability affects me 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. The wage will be paid monthly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living. You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You may be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you. Thank you.