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PA required for 7 year old son

PERSONAL ASSISTANT VACANCY

We are looking for a PA to support our delightful 7 year old son Reuben providing us with respite care for a 6 hour session on a Saturday or Sunday every fortnight. The role would entail collecting him from our house, engaging him in a range of activities for the day and returning him to our house at the end of the session.

Reuben has a rare chromosome disorder (Tetrasomy 18p) which causes him to have physical and learning disabilities and epilepsy (absence seizures). He is able to walk supported with AFOS and a Lycra suit although he has physical limitations and balance and coordination difficulties. His language is developing well and he uses some signs and is able to form good relationships with people and be understood by people who get to know him.
He needs a high level of support with everyday tasks such as eating, personal care, making choices, and keeping himself safe.
Reuben is a highly engaging, talkative, sociable, charismatic funny boy who loves people, has a great sense of humour and loves going out and about having fun and visiting lots of places. Finding things to occupy Reuben will be easy - he loves parks, walks, animals, swimming, soft play, anything transport related, shops, music, books and any kind of new experiences!
We are looking for a friendly, sociable, confident PA with experience of looking after children with additional needs, energetic, willing to engage Reuben in a wide range of activities including anything that supports his home and school learning objectives. The PA will preferably be a car driver although taking Reuben on public transport is an option too.

Genders which may apply for this job – Any

Hours per week – 6 hours per fortnight

Hourly rate – £10.30

Area – Portslade and Mile Oak

Driving licence required – Yes

Employer has pets – Yes

Employer is smoker – No

Required care experience – Personal care, Working with children

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