Location: Brighton to York
Hourly rate: £14
Reference: JL6520
Hours/shifts: 11 hours on a Monday (approx. 7.30am – 6.30pm depending on train times) and 5 hours on a Friday (approx. 1.30pm – 6.30pm depending on train times) for the summer term

Summary

I am a 15 year old male with autism, dyslexia and I find it difficult to process information in the same way as others.
The job will involve accompanying me on the train and in taxis to my journey to school and back every week.
I normally watch DVDs on the journey which takes up a lot of the time.
I need a lot of patience & awareness of autism along with awareness of the triggers which cause me to feel anxious
I am very eloquent and I make correct observations on what is going on around me, which sometimes leads to others making assumptions on what I am capable of doing.
I am very honest but find it difficult to communicate my feelings. I don’t like crowds which sometimes makes travelling challenging.
I have a very high sense of smell and many triggers cause me to feel anxious and distressed. When I am distressed, I may repeat questions. My rubix cube helps to calm me down.
I spend a lot of time using computers; I am able to build computers as I know all about the components required.

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

Personal Care:


I require prompting & encouraging to go to the toilet as I am unwilling to use public facilities.
You may need to help me find an alternative place to use the toilet or wash my hands if standards of cleanliness are not high enough.

I need you to be aware I need prompting & encouraging to remove items of clothing, depending on weather.

You may need to carry my medication & drop off at school

Social:


I require supervision and assistance when travelling on train & in taxis to school & back.
I will require you to look after my train ticket
I will need you to do a ‘handover’ at my school & let them know how the journey went.
I will need you to ensure I have all the information I need when you leave me such as going through the week’s menu with me & taking my belongings to my room.

Person specification

The successful applicant will be:
Have awareness of autism
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.