PM1446 Personal Assistant Please quote job reference PM1446 on the application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a 8 year old boy with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory process disorder (SPD) living with my mum and brother and sister in Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taff and I can present some challenging behaviours. I am non-verbal but can say some phrases and use my hands to ask for what I want. Sometimes I like to run away from people who are looking after me, so my safety is important, especially crossing the roads. Changes and sensory overload can overwhelm me, especially meeting new people; it might take me a little longer to trust someone new. When I am distressed I sometimes head-butt the floor have been known to hit out on occasion. Despite the challenges I face, I am a happy and funny character who is learning to self-regulate with the help of my mum. PURPOSE OF THE JOB To support me out in the community whilst ensuring my safety. HOURS OF WORK I have 4 hours per week to be used to support me within the community. RATES OF PAY Meets NMW TASKS CAN INCLUDE Ensuring I am safe at all times Providing simplified instructions Finding activities for us to do that you think I might enjoy Making sure I am safe and secure Sticking to a structure Personal care to help me to be settled, calm and well-grounded during school holidays so that I feel safe and secure with changes. Support working towards a long term goal such as swimming. TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED A proactive attitude in looking for things to do Someone who will encourage and support me Reliable and trustworthy Experience of working with ASD would be an advantage Patient Calm and well grounded Someone who is happy to encourage me Flexible ABOUT THE JOB 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 monthly basis and appropriate holiday pay given. The post is subject to a probationary period and a DBS (Police) Check.