Job Title: Personal Assistants/Key Workers/Carer/Support Worker x2 as the successful candidate will work as part of a 2-person team.
Day/Times: Saturday or Sunday preferred. Times to be confirmed by the employer.
Hours: 6 hours each PA/Key Worker at 2:1 ratio.
Pay: £8.72 PH
Purpose of PA role
To support a 10-year-old who is diagnosed with ADHD & ASD to access social activities & the community. The young person can display disruptive & challenging behaviours & requires constant support, supervision, & observation.
The young person is non-verbal & communicates through gesture and touch.
Experience of supporting young people with challenging behaviours & complex needs is preferred for this role. The PA’s will always need to be vigilant to provide him with a safe & supported environment & he must always be supervised closely as he is a flight risk, has no sense of danger, & is vulnerable. There always needs to be consistency & structure in their support for this person.
The young person is a very active & loves being outdoors. He activities & sports like swimming, football, going to the park, & karate. He enjoys school & likes to be playing outside with other children. He enjoys TV & playing with his toys. He likes dancing, singing songs, & drawing.
The family would like to employ PA’s with similar interests who are confidently able to facilitate these activities.
Experience of supporting people, especially children & young adults, who display challenging, physical, & disruptive behaviours is preferred.
Experience & understanding of complex needs & how this will impact on family dynamics.
Experience of working with non-verbal communication techniques.
Management of Actual/Potential Aggression training.
Non-Abusive Psychological & Physical Interventions training.
To demonstrate an ability to re-direct challenging/disruptive behaviour to more positive outcomes.
Experience of positive play.
To be a reliable team player as you will be part of a 2:1 team.
The PA’s need a good sense of humour & patience.
A car driver & clean driving licence is preferred.
To be honest, trustworthy, reliable, & always respect the family’s privacy.
You must be enthusiastic, flexible, & with a caring disposition.
You must be consistent, structured in your approach, & be able to work unsupervised.
You will be employed by a family member & will be accountable to them in all aspects of your work. You will need to follow directions and requests & have a confident approach.
*Support to access appropriate leisure & social activities, indoors & outdoors.
*These activities may include swimming, playing in the park or somewhere outside in a safe environment, & football but would like the PA to suggest & facilitate new & exciting activities.
*The PA must be willing to support with transport to & from local community & leisure facilities.
*Support with the risks & dangers out in the community & keep him safe always.
*Always supervise him closely at an activity to reduce his vulnerability to danger & risk of flight
*Support of 2:1 to leave the home in event of emergency if required.
*To provide a safe, supported, & happy low risk environment always whilst providing the support he requires.
The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure & a children’s safeguarding course which will be funded via your employer.
Please forward your CV that includes details of relevant experience.
Appropriate training opportunities may be available.
“Please note that this advert has been placed on behalf of one of our customers. Should your application be successful, & you are offered the position, you will be directly employed by the customer & not by PeoplePlus”