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I am looking for a PA for my 11-year-old son who is autistic and has suspected ADHD. He is a cheeky, kind, chatty and bright boy who has struggled in recent months and is currently not in school.

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A PA is required for 4 hours a week (to be confirmed). The hours can be worked in a block or split (e.g. 2 x 2 hours). Days and times are negotiable, however there will be a requirement for some hours to be worked on a Saturday. Flexibility will be required during the school holidays.

An understanding of, and experience of working with, Autism Spectrum Disorder is desirable but not essential. The right candidate will be patient and sensitive to my son’s communication needs, fun and energetic, and prepared to deal with sometimes challenging situations without judgement.

Our family’s privacy and confidentiality are of paramount importance. The successful applicant must be reliable as my son struggles to cope with unplanned changes to routine.

Duties are as follows:

  1. Supporting me in taking my son and his younger brother (9) on family trips out
  2. Helping my son gain a sense of independence away from the family by taking him out e.g. using the bus or train, trips to the park, skatepark or cinema etc.
  3. Providing support at home, so that I can take his younger brother out, and engaging his interest through play (such as lego or Minecraft)
  4. Providing positive communication experiences to help build his self-esteem.

Full UK driving licence and own transport required.
Appointment will be subject to DBS clearance.
Rate £9 per hour

How to apply…

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and your CV care of disAbility Cornwall quoting the reference E078 and specifying if you are interested in the permanent or relief role. We will forward this on to the employer.

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Units 1G/H Guildford Road Industrial Estate
Guildford Road
Hayle
Cornwall
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