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JOB DESCRIPTION 

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 26 year old woman living in the Penarth area with my family. I communicate using an AAC device (tablet) but use some words too to help communicate my needs. You will be able to understand me more and more over time. I am sociable, active, happy, independent and strong willed. I love musicals and watching videos on Youtube. I have an eclectic music taste and like anything from the abba to the Prodigy, from classical to pop. I love doing karaoke, even when I don’t know all of the words. I enjoy arts and crafts, cooking and playing musical instruments. I like to be busy and like swimming, going for walks on the beach, having picnics and trips to the theatre.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

I am looking for a Personal Assistant who will support me to maintain my independence. I need someone who will support me in the community, assisting me to access activities and keeping me safe at all times. I also require some minimal supervision when at home if required.

HOURS OF WORK

18 hours per week.

RATES OF PAY 

£11.00 per hour

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

·       Driving me to and supporting me to access different activities which include:

·       Pottery

·       Arts and Crafts

·       Accessible discos

·       Swimming

·       Walks

·       Picnics

·       Pedal Power

·       Cinema

·       Theatre

·       Day trips

·       Preparing light meals for me if at home in the evening

·       Accompanying me to the toilet, although I am able to self-care, I need assistance to ensure I have closed the door. 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

·        Experience of Autism

·        Common Sense

·        Car owner/Driver

·        Proactive

·        Someone who will support but not take over

·        Female only due to personal care

·        Willing to drive outside of local area

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 four-weekly 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