Job Reference: 113BD Expires: 28th November 2017
A 21 year old young man with autism, plus sensory overload, OCD, tics and a severe stammer. He lives at home with his family, and would like support to build his independence skills to take part in activities out and about, and at home. He has very keen interests in protecting the environment, campaigning for peace, acting/dancing, and football.
To help the employer develop his independence skills and accompany him to various activities including social, volunteering, leisure or sport, and be a source of support.
To accompany and help him use public transport if he needs it to get to an activity.
When at home, to support him in practising tasks such food shopping and preparing a simple meal; and join him in leisure activities such as board games or going for a bike ride.
To make sure he is safe and well supported at all times.
No personal care is needed.
You must be a calm, friendly, supportive person; not be too directive; and be able to get to know and understand the employer’s needs/strengths and likes/dislikes. You must also be patient as it sometimes takes him a while to express himself because of his stammer. Previous experience of supporting someone with autism would be useful; however, more important is to be flexible to understand and use the approaches that work best for the employer. If you can drive and have your own car that would be an advantage, but it’s not essential.
Usually Thursdays (morning through to mid afternoon), with occasional evenings, however days/times will be mutually agreed.