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Personal Assistant


Background to the job:

We are looking for a second person to join our team and take on some direct payment hours with my daughter. She is aged 11, is nonverbal, requires support in all aspects of personal care, and needs support getting around in the home and out in the community

Hours. Time of work

We need someone to cover 3 hours per week. These hours would be evening or after school time and would consist of support in the home with evening routine and play time, or supporting my daughter to attend her horse riding lesson (when re-opened). We are also looking for some ad hoc hours over school holidays and at times where our other DP worker is off on holiday/sick leave.  These hours would be supporting us to get out into the community as a family and being a ‘second person’.


Rates of pay and other benefits:

Pay is £9 per hour.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

We are hoping for someone who has some knowledge of PECS and Makaton, experience of working with additional needs and a driving licence. In addition, we need flexibility, as sometimes my daughter has appointments/unwell, and plans need to be re-arranged.