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Location: Maple Ridge, BC.

I have two children, who are aged 15 (male) and 11 (female) – they both have autism, the older is completely non-verbal and the younger is almost non-verbal.
Normal hours are Monday – Friday (mornings 0700 -1030) , (afternoons 1430 – 1730, except Wednesday, (1330-1730) average 30 -31 hours weekly but 40 hours per week optional.
Duties will include getting the children ready for school in the morning – breakfast, washing, dressing, putting the older on the school bus (which comes to the house).
Administer medications (if needed) ; Assist clients with bathing and other aspects of personal hygiene; Assist in regular exercise, e.g., walk;
Assume full responsibility for household (in absence of householder); Feed or assist in feeding; Launder clothing and household linens; Perform light housekeeping and cleaning duties; Provide companionship
Provide personal care; Prepare and serve nutritious meals; Administer first aid in emergency situations; help daughter with very simple homework – for example kindergarten level reading, spelling and maths.
Meet school bus when my son is dropped off in the afternoon.
Participate in any at home therapy sessions, with the therapist ( such as speech and physiotherapy).

Be with the children on any Pro-d days or school holidays when parents are working.

Minimum 1-2 years experience caring for pre-teen and teenagers with special needs.

Experience with autism and Down’s syndrome an asset.

Experience in use of AAC devices an asset.

Experience as a B.I or an SLP assistant an asset.

Weight handling – up to 120 lbs – this will NOT be lifting.
Must have a recent criminal record check.

No smoking of any kind, no drug use, no pets. free single accommodation is available, private bathroom, internet, smart TV.

MUST speak and write fluent English.

Who can apply to this job?
Only apply to this job if:
• You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
• You have a valid Canadian work permit.
If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.
How to apply
By email paddy.kopieczek@gmail.com

This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those self-identifying as a member of these groups: Indigenous, Newcomers to Canada, Visible minorities, Youth

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