PURPOSE OF JOB
I have been my son’s main Carer since he was young. My son, (aged 12 years) has been diagnosed with Adhd (Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder) and Autism. Also he has Speech and Language delay and disorder. His difficulties are pervasive across all areas of his life, namely home, school and leisure activities. The purpose of the Personal Assistant is really to give myself and the rest of the family (his father, his older sister and his younger brother), some much needed respite, and also an opportunity for the family to have some quality time together.
He is a lovely young boy, with high levels of energy. He tends to play alone and be “in his own world”. He requires one to one support and supervision at all times. The PA will support him, when he is at home. He currently enjoys playing with Lego, animal toys and character toys.
Also the PA will support him to access social activities outside of the family home. This will give him the opportunity to build his social skills and be aware of his surroundings. Also this will help him to develop independent skills in the wider community, and allow him to do things he enjoys. He is hyperactive, so it is vital he is watched very closely when outside, due to his lack of the sense of danger and road safety.
The Personal Assistant will be required to do the following tasks and may be asked to carry out other tasks of a similar nature.
a) To provide him with complete one to one support at home and in the wider community.
b) To support him to develop his awareness of health & safety.
c) To support him to develop his sense of road safety.
d) To support him to access social and leisure activities in the community.
e) To support him at home and help him access leisure and creative activities.
f) To support him to develop his verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
g) To help him with his personal care, ie toileting and cleaning thereafter, dressing and undressing, when required
h) To support him, when eating and drinking, mostly sitting with him while he eats and drinks.
i) Any other requests that I may reasonably make.
My Personal Assistant will be directed by me and accountable to me in all aspects of their work. The PA must always ask what I require and not make any assumptions about any aspect of the assistance I need, or how it should be carried out. The PA should not carry out tasks unless we have discussed it first. If the PA is unsure about anything please consult me.
Location: My home and the wider community.
Driving license desirable but not essential.