VOG932 Personal Assistant Please quote job reference VOG932 on application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a 39-year-old man living in the Barry area with my Mum. I can be difficult to understand as I have a diagnosis of Fragile X. It can also cause mood swings and difficulties interacting with others. I also have autism and epilepsy. My epilepsy is light sensitive, so I can never be near flashing lights. I enjoy swimming, bowling, badminton and pool. I also used to be on skittles team with my brother. I enjoy going out for meals, to the shops and down to Barry Island. I am easy going and friendly. I attend Vale Plus Day Service on a Tuesday and Thursday. I can become anxious on the bus, so this is not a suitable mode of transport and I do not have any road awareness and unable to access the community alone. PURPOSE OF THE JOB I am looking for a Personal Assistant to support me with my independence and to keep me safe in the community. PLACE OF WORK The main purpose of the job is to accompany me to places I enjoy, whilst ensuring my safety at all times. HOURS OF WORK 4 hours per week Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm RATE OF PAY £13.50 per hour, plus mileage for journeys we take in the car together TASKS INVOLVED Supporting me to go out and do things socially Accompanying me out in the community Ensuring my safety is priority at all times TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Friendly, chatty, reliable and trustworthy A driver with own car and business class insurance Experience of epilepsy, I am prescribed Buccal Midazolam ABOUT THE JOB This post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS check. 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 on a four weekly basis on receipt of a payslip from Dewis Centre for Independent Living. You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You will be required to attend any training that is identified as necessary. Thank you.