Job Reference: JC023 Expires: 22nd June 2018
I’m a 10 years-old boy and live in the Radford area with my Mum and Dad. I have an autistic spectrum condition and specific communication needs as I’m non-verbal. I choose to communicate by signs and gestures. I like spending time playing games at home but also like going out too – I like swimming very much. It would be necessary to accompany me when I’m outside as my awareness of danger is limited. I get anxious quite easily so you need to cope with this aspect of my character and help me overcome this. My Mum would be your employer.
Duties will include:
Spending quality time with me – either at home or outside.
Taking me out on days for activities, e.g. swimming.
Encouraging me to be more independent but recognising I’m comfortable with things I know and am familiar with.
Some prompting with personal care or moving/handling is involved.
I’m looking for a PA who can offer flexible support at times we may require this – this could be in the week or at weekends.
You must be patient, understanding and calm. You will have good non-verbal communication skills and be able to pick up our son’s means of communication over time. You will be hardworking and committed to developing our son’s trust and building his confidence.
Driver would be preferred. Experience of working with people who have a learning disability would be advantageous.
A DBS check will be required for this position.
Monday - Sunday.
We require support for 4 hours per week. This will be arranged at mutually agreeable times. Start and finish times will vary according to activities arranged. Reliability, flexibility and good timekeeping