This job is to support a friendly young boy with Autism, two afternoons a week after school.

He communicates through PECS, so a good knowledge of Autism would be strongly preferred.

The family are looking for a personal assistant who would be able to supervise him on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon when he comes home from school, but this has a strong potential of an increase depending on the PA’s experience.

He primarily needs support to get changed out of his school uniform and to have food prepared. He’ll also need supervision in and around the house.

Most of the time he gets a bus home from school but there may be the odd occasion where he needs to be picked up personally, so a driving licence isn’t necessary but would be preferred.
Typical duties
Domestic -
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.

Personal Care:
Dressing and undressing.
• Social:
• Supervising the child when he comes home from school.
• 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
• 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.