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PERSONAL ASSISTANT

JOB DESCRIPTION

SOMETHING ABOUT ME

I am a 13 year old boy living with my mum and sister in Maerdy. I have high functioning Autism. I do not like raised voices and too many people. Everything goes in my mouth. I have some communication problems, but I am starting to learn to put sentences together.  I can have tantrums and can bite, scram and scream. When I am like this, a PA needs to remain calm and patient with me.  I do not have any sense of danger and can run off. I am not toilet trained as of yet. I am a happy and affectionate young boy who sometimes enjoys hugs. I enjoy my ipad, travelling on buses, walking, the park, bouncy castles and trampolines. 

PLACE OF WORK & PURPOSE OF THE JOBS

At home and out in the community.

2:1 support

HOURS OF WORK

3 hours per week, which are flexible to be discussed at interview 

2:1 support (1.5hours per PA)

RATE OF PAY

£10.42 per hour 

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

·        Accompanying us when out and about

·        Support us in the community

·        Undertake activities we like doing

·        Our safety is priority at all times

·        Encouraging our interaction & independence

TYPE OF PERSONS REQUIRED

·        PA(s) who are energetic and are understanding of our needs

·        To be chatty and patient

·        To be calm, but knows intervention strategies

·        PA(s) to have drivers licence, their own vehicle and have with business class insurance

·        Experience of autism and challenging behaviour personal or professional

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 and appropriate holiday pay given.

The post is subject to 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 (Local Authority).

The relevant checks will be carried out to ensure any applicant has the right to work in the UK