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Personal Assistant

Location: Flintshire - Holywell, Wales Rate of Pay: £9.00ph for 6 weeks then £9.70ph after completion of probationary/ trial period

Hours per Week: Up to 8 hours per week

Job Reference: FL0261 Expires: 17th January 2018

About the Employer

The purpose of this role is to provide 1:1 support for my son, an 8 year old boy who has autism in order to maximise his opportunity for integration & socialisation and to support him during my absence. The position is located in Holywell but flexibility is required when attending social activities.


Summary of Duties

The purpose of this role is to provide 1:1 support for my son, an 8 year old boy who has autism in order to maximise his opportunity for integration & socialisation and to support him during my absence. The position is located in Holywell but flexibility is required when attending social activities.

To accompany him on social outings & activities. This may include, but is not limited to visits to the beach, the park, the zoo, trampoline and soft play activities or swimming.

To assist him to prepare to go out: e.g. tie shoelaces, get coat on etc

To supervise him at all times, including whilst playing with other children, as he has little awareness of danger.

To provide him with encouragement & support in relation to his interests & hobbies such as painting, drawing, playing with modelling clay or computer games.

To provide assistance with personal care and ensure that his personal hygiene needs are met at all times

To prepare and serve light meals and snacks or picnics or to accompany him to KFC for instance

To ensure a clean and safe environment, giving due regard to Health & Safety at all times. 

To encourage self-development & feelings of social inclusion.

If necessary to prepare him for bed following the set routines outlined by his Mother.

Any other duties to be discussed and mutually agreed.

 


The Person They Are Looking For

The successful applicant should:

Establish a professional standard of care which should be maintained at all times.

Undertake this role with due regard to the physical, social, educational & recreational needs of the individual. Ensuring the safety of the child at all times.

Respect the privacy of the child & uphold confidentiality of the family at all times.

Be punctual, reliable & flexible.


The Times Required

Evenings and weekends. There may be additional hours available during school holiday periods. The hours are used flexibly.


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