Job Title: PA/ Buddy
Location: Yapton
Hourly rate: £10-13 depending on experience
Reference: DP6747
Hours/shifts: 6 hours a week forming 2 x 3 hour sessions, preferably Saturday morning and Monday evening, but negotiable. Additional sessions during holidays and as required.

• I am a 17 year old male with high functioning autism and am looking for someone to become my buddy
• I need support with accessing Social and Leisure activities
But I really like to spend time at home chatting, playing video games and discussing views on my interests
• I have a big interest in Star Wars, Lego, Lord of the Rings and Ninjago. I can have quite strong views about topics
• I require a driver with their own car as I may like to go out for food or to an activity
• Starting rate £10-13 per hour

I would like you to have an understanding of autism and to know how this affects my life. I am cheeky, have a good sense of humour and have an in-depth knowledge of topics that really interest me

Other Requirements
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.

• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle
• Other :
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Typical duties

• Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities when required
• Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and playing or watching Lego video games on XBox

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
• Reliable with good time-keeping
• Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
• Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
• Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• Creative
• Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
• Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
• Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives