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Personal Assistant

Job Reference: SUN13984JK10

Expiry Date: 7th March 2024

Location: Sunderland, SR3, North East
Hourly Rate of pay: £12.45
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 4 - 8

When you are Required

Specific days/times required:
• Saturday,
• Sunday,
Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.

About the Employer

I am the father of two boys (twins) with autism. One is none verbal while the other can speak a little. They enjoy playing with toys, watching cartoons and exploring. You could work with one or both boys but would only work with them one at a time. I would ideally like two PA's to work with each child. One of the boys is scared of dogs.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Cognitive / Learning


Other relevant information

About the Role

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and/or prompt with personal care. This may include toileting, showering/bathing, getting in and out of bed, getting dressed.
• Support and/or prompt the individual to access sporting and leisure activities.
• Assist and encourage socialisation, participating in activities.
• Promote and encourage friendships and independence.

Both boys wear nappies, so personal care is needed. The primary tasks will involve taking the children out into the community and trying to build confidence and independence.>

The individuals needs may vary from day to day and your tasks may reflect this. You could be required to perform other duties as reasonably required.

You have a responsibility as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident. You are to ensure the safety of the individual at all times.

Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure (costs will be covered).

Transport Requirement

Car driver and car owner – must have business insurance.

Required Skills

• Be honest, reliable, trustworthy and punctual.• Be patient, supportive and caring.
• Have good listening skills and be able to provide non-judgemental emotional support.
• Previous caring experience is not essential, however you should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a disability/illness to achieve their goals.

Does this position interest you?

This advert may close before the stated date if sufficient applications are received.

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