VOG783 Personal Assistant Please quote job reference VOG783 on application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am twenty-three and live in the Bridgend area. I am looking for a personal assistant who can accompany me on activities outside the home to help me socialise. I am a high functioning Autistic person and can be a bit quiet and shy. I find being with lots of people a bit overwhelming and find it difficult to make friends. I enjoy going to Cardiff on my electric scooter and the freedom it gives me. I like going to the cinema, bowling, walking and being outside. I have done lots of outdoor activities with the Princess Trust and would like someone who is also sporty and active to assist me on days out. PURPOSE OF JOB I would like someone who is a similar age to me and is interested in keeping fit and active but who also likes gaming. I need to feel more confident when I go out and not always feel on my own and isolated. It would help me if someone could initiate conversations and help me to meet new people and maybe make a few friends. It would be helpful if I could start going to some new groups in Cardiff. I access One Stop once a week and have in the past gone to a comic book group and an animee group which I really enjoyed. PLACE OF WORK As I would like to go out twice a week I would either need to be picked up from my home, go out on the train or be met in town depending on the activity agreed. I am ideally looking for one person. HOURS OF WORK Wed 1.00 pm till 4.00 pm / and or Thurs 11.00 am till 2.00 pm / and or Friday 1.00 pm till 4.00 pm RATE OF PAY Meets NMW and 0.40p per mile (20miles per week). TASKS INVOLVED Picking up from the house or meeting at the train station to accompany into Cardiff. Helping in social settings to communicate needs and feel more comfortable talking to people. Carry out activities ie, going to the gym, walking ,rock climbing, playing squash etc. Being sensitive to social barriers and making me feel comfortable. TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED I would prefer someone similar in age who also likes to be active. Likes comic books and anime as well as DC and Marvel films. Friendly and easy to talk too but not noisy and over chatty. Reliable and punctual, I don’t like to be kept waiting. Trustworthy and considerate to my Autism. Car owner with a clean driving license is not essential as long as you are happy to meet me in Cardiff. A non-smoker. Proactive as I can find it difficult making decisions. 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 on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living. You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You may be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you. Thank you.