Please quote job reference PM1580 on application. Apply now

JOB DESCRIPTION

FEMALE Personal Assistant 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 14 year old girl and I live in the Rhydyfelin area with my family. I have a dog, cat and tortoise. I enjoy sensory play, swimming, painting and generally making a mess, I am very laid back but also cheeky with wicked sense of humour. I am clever and can tell you what I want using my eyes. I have a diagnosis of Rett syndrome, which is a rare genetic disorder that affects brain development, resulting in mental and physical disability. I like watching YouTube, Jake and the Neverland pirates and squiglet are my favourite. I have scoliosis of the spine, which I am on the waiting list for an operation.

I am non-verbal and I only cry if I am hungry or thirsty, so you will need to give me something to eat or drink to help calm me down. I am on medication for seizures, which are controlled; I haven’t had a seizure for a long time.

Once you get to know my mischievous ways, you will love me like everyone else around me. I can stand unaided but I can’t walk unaided and I am a wheelchair user.

PURPOSE OF JOB

To help me gain confidence and independence whilst supporting me to do the thing I enjoy doing, whilst also providing respite for my parents

PLACE OF WORK

Out in the local community 

HOURS OF WORK

3 hours fortnightly.

RATE OF PAY

£11.55 per hour mileage and expenses will be compensated where applicable.

TASKS INVOLVED

·        Swimming and participate with me

·        Going to the park

·        Going to the cinema

·        Going to Amelia Trust farm or any place with animals

·        Going for food and to help me eat

·        Personal care (nappies)

·        Help with feeding as I can eat slow.

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

·        Someone who is a car driver and has access to a car with business class insurance

·        Preferably a female due to some personal care when swimming

·        Someone who is calm and patient

·        Female PA due to personal care.

·        Someone who is patient and caring

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 basis 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

Thank you