Job Title: Personal Assistant

Location:   Emsworth         

Hourly rate: £10.40       

Reference:   SG1530    

Hours/shifts: 10.5 hours per week to be used flexibly – can be discussed at interview

Summary       

  • A young man with autism is looking for support from a Personal Assistant
  • The ideal person needs to be patient and take time to get to know him, having experience with autism would be desirable
  • Subtle prompting to ensure personal care needs are being met including showering, taking medication and having regular meals
  • Supporting and empowering him to make important phone calls e.g. to the doctor
  • Assisting in accessing the community, such as the gym

 

Other Requirements

 

 

All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Description

Typical duties

Domestic -       

May require prompting with domestic duties such as:

Laundry

Changing bed linen

General cleaning and housework/tidying

Correspondence e.g. reading letters, help writing replies, form-filling, assisting with household paperwork

 

Personal Care: 

May require prompting to ensure good personal cleanliness such as showering and teeth cleaning.

Social:   

  • Supporting with all types of communication for the employer
  • Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
  • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, such as the gym
  • Regular walking and talking
  • Accompanying and supporting employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
  • Driving and accompanying to activities such as support groups
  • The above duties may involve driving the employer in the PA’s car
  • Person specification

The successful applicant will be: 

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with excellent time-keeping
  • Able to use own initiative to guide employer to make decisions, suggesting but not forcing

ideas

  • Good at talking through problems/problem solving
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and straightforward
  • Able to speak and read English to an excellent standard
  • Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
  • Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety

Previous experience, either personal or professional, with people on the autistic spectrum is preferred.