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  • SDS Options Fife - Personal Assistant (SDS/SB/087)

    Created: 17/11/2021

    Post: Personal Assistant (SDS/SB/087)

    Hours: During Term Time: 3 hours a weekend and 6 hours a week (Mon-Sun). Non-Term time: The 3 hours is a single block to cover the weekend (Sat & Sun). The 6 hours can be split either as individual hours or 2 at a time. These hours will be available after school and weekends and can be flexible (in the holidays.)

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Location: Kirkcaldy

    Contract: Permanent

    Experience Required: Previous experience of working within a support/care background and with adult/children with additional support needs and be non-smokers.

    Other: Applicants should ideally hold a clean driver’s license although not essential.

    SDS Options Fife is looking for a Personal Assistant on behalf of its client.

    About the client:

    We are looking for a PA that can provide support for our son for 3 hours every Saturday or Sunday Term time. Then 6 hours a week on the holidays Mon-Fri. The person appointed will be openly loving and supportive towards him, they will be patient, playful and confident with a child with challenging behaviours. Our son is 11 years old and he is diagnosed with ASD. This affects him most of the time in respect of keeping him safe.

    He is loving and mischievous. He loves arts and crafts with making anything out of large boxes and sellotape. He looks forward to tight cuddles, support and reassurance when needed. He is fully trained but needs prompting for hygiene and cleanliness and is able to understand basic instructions but needs repeated several times. He can protest about new activities that he finds challenging and gets anxious in loud and uncertain situations which can cause him to want to get away, so he needs to be supervised very closely at all times.

    He has very good gross motor skills so his hours can be used for walks around the local Woodland trails, making up “Mine craft” stories and “Dungeon and dragons”. He loves swimming even though he is not a strong swimmer, he finds the water very calming. He enjoys playing with Lego and making items using his imagination. He is looking for someone who will go on adventures and try and new things.

    We can provide a room for play- with various activities and can be used with him at home as an alternative. We also welcome any sensory activities that you have experience of and we are happy to provide materials for this too. Applicants must have a caring attitude, be reliable with a positive and flexible approach to work. Applicants should ideally hold a clean driver’s license although not essential, have childcare experience with other special needs adults/children and be non-smokers. This role requires an enhanced check through PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups).

    For further information and to obtain a copy of the application pack for this post please click here or alternatively e-mail [email protected] and quote reference SDS/SB/087 in the subject header.  The closing date for applications is 26 November 2021.

    You can e-mail your application pack to [email protected] or post to SDS Options (Fife), DPHS Fife, Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2AQ.

    SDS Options Fife is advertising this vacancy on behalf of its client and is not the employer and cannot endorse any applicant and/or employer.


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