Looking for a personal assistant for high functioning autistic 22 year old male to do the day-to-day. Hours may vary and there will also be a need for overnight care fairly frequently.
We are looking for someone who has vital energy, be in good shape and light hearted.
Someone with open and honest communication is valued
Person needs to be loving compassionate sensitive and full of integrity
Person needs a reliable car and clean driving record
Applicants just looking for a paycheck are NOT welcome to apply.
Person needs to:
Be able to research and get young man immersed in viable social groups in order for him to learn appropriate social skills in order to develop friendships and have the ability to get along in work and social environments
Have background in facilitating high functioning autistic teenagers and/or young adults into society
Applicant needs to have done work on themselves both psychologically and emotionally
Has chosen this line of work to really make a difference
Have a level of psychological , emotional and social sophistication in regard to being able to understand how to support this young man to access his full potential.
Experience with teaching social skills and life skills are important
Have strong organizational skills
The young man is a creative artist and so someone that is a creative artist themselves is a plus.
Work duties will include but are not limited to:
Create daily and weekly schedules
Help with homework and/or project based learning activities
Help with implementing social and life skills
Supporting young man to be personally organized and have strong personal hygiene habits
Help with supporting strong reading and study routines in order to access young man’s full potential in possible career choices
Support in groups to successfully communicate effectively and successfully
Attend school with young man, as well as meetings, workshops, therapy sessions and athletic workouts
Support young man to create and cultivate lasting friendships with peers
Driving young man daily to all of his appointments
Light cooking and cleaning
The young man has infrequent seizures and so applicant needs to be comfortable and confident in supporting him through this if need be, a background in epilepsy is a plus
And caregiving for someone with epilepsy is favorable
Applicant needs to be CPR certified
Be prepared for an extensive background check and strong substantial referrals are a must to be considered for the position.
A good relationship is important with both young man and his parent. It is imperative that there be an open line of communication each day with parent including simple daily updates
We are looking for someone to work for a minimum of a year, possible longer, so only applicants with that same intention need apply.
This is a salaried position!
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $20.00 - $25.00 per hour
- 8 Hour Shift
- Monday to Friday
We are maintaining 6 feet of distance, and constantly washing hands/using hand sanitizer.
- caregiving: 1 year (Required)
- Autism: 1 year (Required)
- Los Angeles, CA 90034 (Required)
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
- Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
- Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
- Only full-time employees eligible