Job Reference: NG2144 Expires: 26th June 2018
A Personal Assistant is required to help support a sociable teenage boy living in Nettleham, who has Down syndrome and autism.
You will be required to support him occasionally with some aspects of personal care, such as toileting and on occasion supervise with food.
However, the role is to predominantly promote his independence through motivating and energising activities around the home and in the community. Therefore having a strong interest and willingness to get personally involved in activities such as going for a walk, or a bike ride would be an advantage.
You must also have awareness of general safety and potential risks, as he can sometimes run off, or equally refuse to walk and has no danger awareness.
The ideal candidate will be patient, enthusiastic and motivated. Knowledge and experience of using Makaton will be an advantage but not essential, likewise experience in a similar role.
You must have a full, clean driving license and access to your vehicle. Mileage will be paid.
You must be willing to have a DBS check.
To be discussed at interview.