You will be joining a team of assistants who are already working with a gentle, college-educated adult who holds a full-time job in the media industry and lives independently. Despite his independence, the adult has difficulties with spelling (he never learned phonics), oral motor issues, social pragmatic and executive functioning skills. He has difficulty editing/proofreading his work most likely due to visual spatial deficits. Fine and gross motor and sensory integration issues impact his ability to complete daily tasks.
This is a flexible, no stress position. We are looking for individuals who are reliable, empathetic and patient. You would work independently, as well as collaboratively with other graduate students and rehab therapists, to help the adult achieve his highest potential.
There will be opportunities to help the adult with computer skills/technology, spell using phonics under the direction of his speech therapist, improve writing and editing skills, organize his apartment and workspace and provide emotional support and motivation. Assistants are not expected to be an expert in each field, and shifts are accommodated to utilize your skills and interests. Key goals for the upcoming months are organization and enhancing his spelling and writing skills.
You will be working with an individual with a kind heart and many interests, with a particular love for travel, food, and journalism. You can expect to occasionally accompany him to parks, museums and various events in the city. You can also expect to occasionally attend speech/occupational/physical therapy sessions, so you can learn from professional therapists how to best help the adult in reaching his goals.
Hours are part-time, after 5 p.m. and/or on weekends. Shifts generally last 4-5 hours. We are looking for someone who could commit to approximately 10 hours a week, but more or less is also possible. Pay starts at $15.00 an hour. The adult lives in the Civic Center area of SF, convenient to public transit and highways, with free parking for those with cars.
To apply, please send a short note and a resume to speech pathologist Naima Contos at Naima.Contos@gmail.com or email@example.com or feel free to call Randy, the client, at 267-975-6795.