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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant for school holidays only

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

 

I’m a 9 year old boy living in Llanharry with my family. I have Downs Syndrome. I’m a cheeky, funny and fun-loving child. Sometimes I can show aggression but only to my mum because she is my safe space.

Like any other child I have my stubborn moments and can be challenging. I want the person who works with me to understand this and work with me in an empathetic way.

I don’t like loud noises and don’t have an understanding of safety awareness. Without someone to look after me I could hurt myself or do something silly, so you have to be all eyes and ears when looking after me. 

I have an allergy to milk and this will be discussed in more detail at an interview. 

PURPOSE OF JOB

I only need support during the school holidays, 13 weeks of the year.

To support me out in the community, encourage my independence and living skills. Also to ensure my mum knows I am safe.

HOURS OF WORK

9 HRS per week for the 6 weeks summer holidays

6 HRS per week for all other school holidays, the remaining 7 weeks

RATE OF PAY

£12.50 per hour and 0.40p a mile when I am in the car with you.

TASKS INVOLVED

·      Taking me to some of my favourites places and activities, such as the park, bowling and cinema

·      Reminding and assisting me to use the toilet

·      Sometimes I can have a toileting accident so you will need to assist me

·      You are fully responsible for keeping me safe in the community and being mindful of possible danger around us as I do not understand any of this 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

·      Awareness and understanding of childcare and safety

·      Patient, kind and friendly

·      You must be sensible, mature and reliable

·      Full UK driver’s license and access to a car is essential

ABOUT THE JOB

This will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A trial period of six months 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 appropriate holidays and holiday pay. This post is subject to an enhanced police check (DBS) and training may be required if identified by the employer.