Personal Assistant

Job Reference
POW535476 / POW535471
Salary Description
£10.00 per hour (To be discussed dependent on level of experience)
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
Montgomery
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Job Description – Personal Assistant
POW535476 / POW535471

July 2022

 


About Us

My twins are 7 years old and currently live with myself (Mum) and their grandparents on a farm in Montgomeryshire, Powys. They both require support and supervision with activities of daily living to enable them both to build on their independence and to maintain their safety.

Both children are huge amounts of fun, they are loving, kind, curious, funny, and very energetic. The twins thrive on one-to-one time, showing increased communication, engagement, and a general love for life.

I am looking to employ two personal assistants, with knowledge of severe/moderate learning disabilities, autism and communication delay to provide support for myself and the children over the holiday periods; to enable us to access days out in the community such as trips to the beach etc and to support us having fun at home too. It is my wish for the children to be able to access as many fun, enjoyable and memorable opportunities as possible.

Days and Hours Required

0 Hours Contract – for support to be provided during the school holidays

Hours to be discussed in further detail with successful applicants but support will be required during the daytime hours of the school holidays.

Tasks and Duties

This will vary from day-to-day dependent on the twins needs and the environment we are in.

• You must fully understand and have experience of working with children with Autism, severe/moderate developmental delay and communication delay
• Provide care and support to both children
• Seek to provide opportunities to bring joy and fun to the children
• Provide a total communication approach
• Respect both children
• Ensure the children are always safe
• Support with personal care and promote independence
• Understand sensory needs and a knowledge of how and when to increase or decrease sensory support
• Have the ability to truly listen and communicate with both children at a level appropriate to them
• Play, read, and sing with the children
• Display exceptional communication skills
• Always include the children
• Be professional at all times
• Always promote and maintain positive behaviour
• Work well with parent, extended family, and other personal assistants
• Be patient with both children
• Be accountable for all actions
• Always ask for help when required
• Be prepared to undertake further training
• Any other tasks that are necessary in delivering holistic care to the children
• Be able to administer medication

Type of Person Required

• Honest and reliable
• Trustworthy
• Experience with SEN
• Respectful, sensible and practical
• Creative and musical
• Patient, accountable and adaptable
• Competent and proactive
• Kind, compassionate, calm and empathetic
• Consistent, motivated, and dependable
• Be able to drive and have access to a car
• Display excellent communication skills, including total communication approach
• Makaton trained
• Pride in your work
• Punctual
• Professional
• Work well with family members and other PA’s
• Paediatric first aid
• Physically fit and a strong swimmer

Rates of Pay

• £10.00 per hour (To be discussed dependent on level of experience)
• Double Time on Bank Holidays
• Monthly pay (BACS)
• 5.6 weeks annual leave (Pro Rata)

Necessary Training / Experience

• Paediatric first aid
• Competent in total communication approach
• Makaton
• Experience of working with children with autism, severe/ moderate developmental delay and communication delay
• Experience and understanding of sensory profiles

 

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