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JOB DESCRIPTION 

Part-Time Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 13-year-old boy living in Barry area with my mum and my 5 pet cats. I have Autism, ADHD and sensory processing disorder. I am a very active young boy that interacts well with adults. I don’t enjoy busy places, but I like to go to the beach to throw stones in the sea and I like watching the waves. I love playing and watching with trains such as Thomas the Tank, I think I’d like to go on a train one day. I would bring my Ipad and bag of trains with me on trips because it comforts me. I use touching rituals for my regulation and like adults to do the same.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The purpose of the job is to assist me to gain some independence away from my home. I want to expand my experiences and confidence. I want my Personal Assistant to provide respite care for my mother allowing her to have time to herself.

HOURS OF WORK

3 hours per week

Days and times to be discussed/agreed at interview. Likely to be a set shift so I can maintain a routine.

RATES OF PAY

£13.00 per hour

40p mileage when you use your car

TASKS WILL INCLUDE

·        Taking me on outings to places of my choice

·        Ensuring my safety and well-being at all times

·        Interacting with me during activities

·        Helping me develop my interpersonal skills

·        Being a mentor to me

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

·             You must have a confident and direct approach in communication

·             Be able to give reassurance and guidance when needed

·             Experience with children with additional needs such as ASD and ADHD

·             You must be flexible with your time being able to accommodate the shifts of my preference

·             A car owner/driver who is willing to use car for work purposes/take me on outings

 ABOUT THE JOB

Although this is a part-time job, it will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A trial period will be necessary in the first instance. The salary will be paid on a 4 weekly basis and appropriate holiday pay given (5.6 weeks pro rata).

The post is subject to a probationary period and a DBS (Police) Check at no cost to you. You will have to supply 2 references, one of which should be able to comment on your work practices.