Job Title: Personal Assistant (Care)
Location: Saffron Walden (CB11)
Rate of Pay: Up to £17 per hour, depending on experience.
Hours: Maximum average, 10 hours per week.
Pattern of Work– Flexibility essential, weekend work could be included. No more than 3 days per week.
Flexible Personal Assistant needed to support a 20-year-old Male with High Functioning Autism, co-morbid with Severe Anxiety Disorder including Panic Attacks and Depression; to access the community, access employment and support Communication and Social skills.
My Son needs support with managing Panic Attacks when out, with assistance to negotiate and monitor a situation and calmly take control, even escorting my Son away from a situation, if necessary, to prevent further distress for him.
Support also required to help my Son to understand subtle Social cues and conversations when out and about, assistance while travelling and motivation to try new activities in the community.
Understanding required if my Son is unable to participate in planned activities on the day, due to his inconsistent Mental Health.
An Emotional Support Dog helps my Son to access the Community, so must have no problem being around a large friendly dog.
Competent, experienced Driver with own transport, as my Son will require being driven to venues; occasionally long distances, but no more than two hours.
Breaks and mileage expenses to be discussed, if invited for interview.
Experience or Qualifications:
Experience of working with young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Anxiety is essential.
Ability to partake in activities of interest with my Son, such as Combat Air Soft, would be an advantage.
Any offers are subject to a DBS check, receipt of two references and checking the legal right to live and work in the UK.