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  • SDS Options Fife - Temporary Personal Assistant 

    Created: 06/10/2021

    Post: Temporary Personal Assistant 

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours: four hours per week. The hours can be spilt however suits the PA, either as individual hours or two at a time. These hours will be available for after school and weekends and can flexible in the holidays.

    Location: Dunfermline

    Contract: Temporary until February 2022 when his hours will be renewed.

    We are looking for a PA that can provide support for our son for up to 4 hours a week

    The person appointed will be openly loving and supportive towards him, they will be patient, playful and confident with a child with challenging behaviours.

    About our son

    He is 8 years old and he is diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, and serve speech delay.

    He is very loving and cheeky. He enjoys following his own agenda and loves physical and sensory play. He will look towards his carer for tight cuddles of reassurance and for support with his needs. He is toilet trained and is able to understand basic instructions and requests (of a 3 year old level). He can protest about activities that he finds challenging, and gets anxious in loud or uncertain situations which can cause him to want to get away, so he needs to be supervised very closely at all times. (further information about this will be thorough and we will be around to provide support if need be).

    He has very good gross motor skills so his hours can be used for walks around the local Woodland trials or down to the local small play park. We can provide a room for play- with musical instruments, colouring, cutting and sticking to be used with him at home as an alternative. We also welcome any activities that involve sensory type play that you have experience of and we are happy to provide materials for this too.

    Applicants must have a caring attitude, be reliable with a positive and flexible approach to work.

    Applicants should ideally hold a clean driver’s license although not essential, have childcare experience with other special needs adults/children and be non-smokers.

    This role requires an enhanced check through PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups).

     The closing date for applications is 22 October 2021. For further information and to obtain a copy of the application pack for this post please visit SDS Options website.

    You can e-mail your application pack to [email protected] or post to SDS Options (Fife), DPHS Fife, Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2AQ. Please include the job reference, SDS/LR/085, in the subject header.

    SDS Options Fife is advertising this vacancy on behalf of its client and is not the employer and cannot endorse any applicant and/or employer.

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