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Personal Assistant Required
Post: Personal Assistant
Hours: 5-20 per week during school holidays, 4-14 per month during term time
Salary: £10 - £12 per hour
Couple are looking for someone very special to care for their adorable nine-year-old special needs son when he is not in school, as a permanent position. Their son is autistic and has ADHD and verbal dyspraxia. Although he is quite significantly challenged with his communication and social skills, he is a fun loving, very affectionate boy who is always on the go. His favourite activities are playing with his cars, babies and Lego, watching feature length animated movies and going for long walks in the fresh air. He is a big boy for his age so his carer needs to be fit and active to keep up with him and deal with his emotional breakdowns and tendency to bolt off. He also cannot be left on his own at any time as he has no concept of danger.
He attends a local school for Autistic children on Monday - Friday from 9am - 3pm. They need you at the house at 2.45pm for his drop off from school and to be with him till 6.45pm when they finish work once or twice a month if able to do so and to 4-6hrs at the weekend once a month. They also require you to work during the school holidays for 5 to 20 hours per week (hours to be arranged with employer and PA team) to support their son whilst they are at work. With his autism these everyday tasks can be a lot more challenging than with 'neurotypical' children so they need his carer to be physically fit and to have a lot of patience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with getting him dressed, fed and ready for his school pick up in the morning;
Being there to meet him when the school bus drops him home in the afternoon;
Organising activities for playtime;
Supervising him on trips outdoors;
Assisting with his evening meal;
Getting him washed and ready for bed;
Emotional and behavioural support.
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Please note the closing date for applications is Monday 06 May 2019.