Job Reference: F0248 Expires: 26th January 2018
This post is to support a 7 year old girl who is a loving and cuddly child. She enjoys swimming, going for walks, jumping on trampolines and the outdoors particularly going to the park.
The young girl has autism and epilepsy. She is pre-verbal and uses pecs to communicate..
She does not have any sense of danger and potential hazards and will therefore require constant supervision. She may get anxious in certain situations and require re-assurance.
The main support involves taking her out in the community and assisting her to socialise and take part in different activities.
She will assistance and encouragement to get involved with activities, building her confidence and promoting her social skills.
The ideal candidate will:
Be a responsible person with a good sense of humour and a flexible approach who must be a car owner and willing to drive the child to and from activities. Vehicle Business Insurance is required.
You will have to undertake a DBS (criminal records check), costs to for this is covered.
Previous experience with autism or experience in a similar role is essential.
Be reliable and committed to the role, able to develop an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.
During the school term, it will be evenings and/or weekend support.
During the Summer holidays, more flexibility may be required to include support during the week.