I am a warm and friendly 20 year old student with Asperger’s. I am seeking a friendly person to support me 6 hours per week to become more independent. I require assistance in public environments, such as clothes shopping, gym, etc, and help with some domestic tasks.
Public activities can cause me to become overwhelmed which leaves me exhausted. I’m looking for a PA who can become attuned to my needs and understand how high sensory environments can increase my fatigue and help me manage this.
I am awaiting the imminent arrival of my assistance dog so the ideal candidate will need to be good with dogs - personal experience with dogs is desirable. The arrival of the assistance dog will change the duties of the PA, to include tasks such as helping us navigate public situations during the initial bonding stage and assistance with the dog while at university, amongst others to be discussed.
Some knowledge of Asperger’s syndrome would help you in your role, but not essential.
- Reliable and flexible
- Good communication skills
- Good with dogs
- Driver with clean UK licence
Hours & Pay:
- 6 hours per week, to be worked flexibly
The post is subject to the following:
- A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which will be covered by the employer.
- Domestic Care
- Social + Leisure activities
- Support to remain independent
ONA = Overnight Awake / ONS = Overnight Sleep