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Personal Assistant

Job Reference: 14453WARRB16

Expiry Date: 8th March 2024

Location: Rugby, West Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: 12 per hour
Contract Type: Casual
Hours per week: Casual basis

When you are Required

Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.

About the Employer

My young daughter, Hannah , is autistic with a PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) profile where she has a pervasive desire for autonomy. She is very able but struggles with demands to a greater or lesser degree on different days and can be anxious and sensitive. She attends a specialist school and loves the routine. She likes to keep busy and know what she will be doing in the evening and weekends, and in the school holidays especially. She requires support to access provision independently of me and to gain social experiences such as trips to the park and spending money in shops etc. She is creative, fun and athletic and her hobbies are roller-skating, swimming, watching TV, drawing, colouring and crafts, and is very interested in make-up and her clothes. She can struggle when she does not have one on one attention and be inflexible. As Hannah’s mother, I am the employer. Please do contact me for more information if you wish.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions

The employer's hobbies and interests:
• Cooking • Dancing • Singing

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 with cooking/meal preparation and eating meals/drinks.
• Support and/or prompt to attend appointments as necessary, e.g. hospital/doctors.
• 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.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.

To do activities together at home, such as UNO, crafts, baking etc. To go to the local park or for a walk. It will be necessary for the applicant to understand/learn about the PDA profile and to be able to get ‘in tune’ with Hannah and her needs. >

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 preferred but not essential.

Required Skills

• Be honest, reliable, trustworthy and punctual.• Maintain confidentiality and respect privacy, including the prohibited use of social media in relation to the job role.
• To be able to work on own initiative.
• To be able to follow instructions accurately.
• Be patient, supportive and caring.
• Have good listening skills and be able to provide non-judgemental emotional support.
• Be empathetic.
• Previous experience in childcare/special needs is essential.
• Be able to work flexibly, adapting to the employers needs on a daily basis.
• Flexibility would be an advantage as the hours may be variable.
• Have a lively personality.

DBS is required and will be arranged by me

Does this position interest you?

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

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