$10 – 15/hr
About who needs care: Autism, limited verbal ability with auditory processing needs, anxiety disorder, dysautonomia, chronic pain. Her special interests are Disney, The Muppets and crafts.
About the care needs: Must be a fluent English speaker due to her communication needs, her Spanish is very limited.
We would prefer someone younger with kind and energetic character who shares in her interests (Disney, musicals, etc) so that she has an opportunity to practice social skills. She mostly engages when the topic is one of her special interests. We'd also like her carer to practice some 101 Spanish and Sign Language with her on alternating days.
Verbal communication can be exhausting for her so she does often like to relax in ways where she doesn't have to talk (video games, movies, or crafting).
She has anxiety disorder so someone with good de-escalation tactics and understanding of anxiety triggers. Her anxiety attacks can be very intimidating if one is not familiar, sometimes, even so.
Due to executive dysfunction and chronic pain she struggles with daily self-care such as preparing well portioned meals and cleaning up after herself, so carer responsibilities would consist of:
-cleaning of bathroom
-meal prepping and clean up
On certain days we may want schedule some extra hours (with notice of course) for help with an outing, perhaps to a medical appointment or to a fun activity for her, but these are to be determined.
Services needed include: transportation, meal preparation, errands / shopping, light housekeeping, companionship, feeding, bathing / dressing, and mobility assistance.