PURPOSE OF JOB
An enthusiastic and bubbly Personal Assistant (PA) is required to support a fun loving girl with Global Developmental delay access the typical teenage activities that she enjoys. My daughter enjoys going to beauty appointments and has a love of drama so a shared interest in these areas would be ideal. She also loves animals and enjoys activities such as bowling, cinema and jump arena. However she struggles with anxiety which can make these things difficult and this is something that you will need to be aware of. You would not be required to pay to attend any of these activities with her.
It is important that you have confidence in dealing with crisis situations where she feels overwhelmed or anxious and have strategies to de-escalate this if it occurs. My daughter will need prompting to use the toilet but no help once there.
You will need to have your own car to take her out as she does not like to travel on the bus. Bus travel may be something that you will be able to work towards provided her confidence increases in the future.
It is very important that you build up and trusting relationship so we are looking for this position to be a long term arrangement.
The personal assistant will be directed by and accountable to me in all aspects of their work. He/She must always discuss plans of support and activities prior to doing them so we can approve it.
The personal assistant must be accountable for completing their own payroll hour’s worksheet and ask I sign it each week to ensure they are paid.
My personal assistant will be required to do the following tasks and may be asked to carry out other tasks of a similar nature.
· Provide my daughter with complete one-to-one support in the wider community
· Engage her in fun and engaging activities such as attending beauty appointments.
· Enable her to build on her independence skills.
· Support them to discover new interests or hobbies.
· Remind them to use the toilet regularly
· Help them manage challenging situations when required.
Any other request that I may reasonably make
I ask that any worries or concerns you may have are addressed directly with myself as soon as possible.