Job Ref: TF/LP - Permanent - Plymouth - Pay Rate: £8.91 - Closing Date: Ongoing

Place of work: In the community

Hours: 15 hours per week Monday-Friday working between 10am-4pm. Holiday and sickness hours to be covered (Up to 30 hours per week)

 

I’m a twenty-one year old gentleman who is looking to employ two Personal Assistants to both work 15 hours per week to support me out in the community. I’m looking for someone who is looking for a long-term job as I have found it quite distressing in the past when students have been employed. Stability, predictability and structure are extremely important to me.  

I’m a quiet individual who enjoys keeping busy. Being occupied is a big factor in maintaining my wellbeing. My interests include, but are not limited to swimming, walking (2-3 hours at a reasonable past), cinema, Disney films and Disney Land, cooking, crafting, reading signs and menu’s when out and about and holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting me with activities out in the community
  • To bring me out of my shell and increase my confidence
  • Able to identify early warning signs that I am unhappy, such as gritting teeth, tensing, stopping talking and ruminating
  • Able to plan ahead and mitigate potential triggers where possible

 

Essential requirements:

  • Essential to have a strong knowledge of, and background in, Autism support
  • You would need to have a decent level of fitness to keep up with activities
  • Enhanced DBS required. Cost met by employer
  • Legally entitled to work in the U.K

 

Desirable requirements:

  • preferably non-smoker and no respiratory conditions as I find the sound of someone clearing their throat quite distressing.

 

As part of our Information Advice and Guidance Service Enham Trust supports disabled people to employ their own staff. This vacancy is not a role within Enham Trust but an excellent opportunity to work directly for one of our customers.