We have an exciting, dream opportunity for a caring and dynamic person to work with a lovely client.
Our client is an 11 year old young man. He has autism and is non verbal, but he does understand simple directions and conversations. He is an absolutely lovely person who engages really well with activities he finds interesting and enjoyable, so we are looking for someone who will teach him to play, help his sisters engage and play with him to enable him to be a part of his family. He is very compliant, and will indicate whether he is interested by joining in, or walking away. He enjoys sensory stimulation, so loves play that makes a noise (like pasta kerplunk), music and playing instruments, puzzles to help his hand/eye coordination as well as liking different textures like water and messy play. He also loves trampolining.
The role will involve working with him and his siblings at home, but also to take him to the park, which is a short walk from his home. He will hold hands and has no behaviour issues so is very easy and safe to take out. His OT will work with any PA through their induction to show them how to engage with him, how to use play that has been devised for him and to support with initial outings until the PA feels confident. This role will be fully supported by the professionals involved with him so that we can get the maximum benefit for him.
There is no personal care requirement, just play and have fun. Driving is not needed.
8 hours per week (2 x 4 hours sessions) plus an additional 4 hours per week during school holidays.
The role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
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