Personal Assistant Application Form Submission


Title *145 RCT


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Town *: Pontypridd


County *: Mid Glamorgan


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Reference number of job being applied for *: DP1520 DP1550 DP1600 DP1481 DP1612


I confirm that I have the right to work in the UK and am able to prove my eligibility status when required to do so. *: Yes
Please read the Job Description carefully before providing information in this Section of the Application Form. Give details of your previous employment or experience which you think would help you to do this job. *: Health and Social Care QCF 2017 Level 5 – Health and Social care manager qualification Classical Ballet teacher – Living Dance International 2017 Fully qualified Active IQ BalletFit 2017 2017 Anatomy and physiology for exercise (level 2) Principles Of Exercise Fitness and Health ( level 2) Health and Safety in the workplace (2) Qualified BalletFit Instructor REPs 16 Age Uk 2010 L.I.F.T exercise for the older or frail person qualified instructor Glamorgan University 2003 PPTLS – community adult education delivering learning Qualification ( level 3 ) Dance Voice Therapy (governed by Bath University 2000 Foundation Cert Dance Movement Therapy - Level ( 3) (Psychotherapeutic Approach in movement ) Dance Arts Theatre College 1988- 1991 I.S.T.D. Classical Ballet Advanced Modern Dance Advanced Tap Dance Advanced Diploma In Dance Studies - DATC L.A.M.D.A Drama – professional performance Bryn Celynog Comprehensive. 1981- 1987 O levels English Language, Maths, Drama, Welsh Language, Religious education, art Health and social CPD Adult and child Safeguarding level 2 Dementia Care – level 2 Caerphilly C.B.C Mental Health First Aid training Managing Volunteers Training – Interlink RCT Person Centred Support Planning End Of Life Strategy Effective Communication Skills Assist – suicide prevention training Sova 3 First aid Challenging behaviour Food Safety COSH Health and Safety Dementia Matters Training Eden Alternative – certified Associate Providing supervision training Professional Profile I am an experienced creative facilitator and project manager working with a wide range of clients from the very elderly and frail living with degenerative conditions and long term health issues to people with mental health issues, those receiving palliative care. I am an experienced health and social care manager with a background in project management, I.T confident and thoroughly enjoy delivering great customer care. I have excellent time management and am person focused. With experience in the social health service I am passionate that all members of community are able to connect, chose to live as independent life as possible and find meaning and joy in their life. I currently work for the third sector and my current project is ending its three year life cycle shortly and so I am seeking meaningful work where I can make a real difference to someone’s life and the wider community. Career Summary: Current 2020 Project manager, Live Well Action on Hearing Loss Managing a third sector project for people living with hearing loss Administrative tasks – record keeping, stats recording, liaising with internal and external partners Project management tasks – ensuring that the project meets the requirement of funders Managing a small team Bible College of Wales Completed a three month full time diploma course in Christian Ministry 2018 - 2019 Community engagement and development, Royal Voluntary Service 2018-2019 To deliver creative workshops and develop opportunities for people to commit to social action volunteering opportunities within their communities helping to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older people, using asset based co-production methods. Duties include: • Recruitment of appropriate volunteers • Training, supporting and providing supervision for volunteers • Delivering training • Delivering presentations • Project reporting • Partnership working • Responsible for collating statistical and co-production based principles - evidence in practise • Merthyr and the Valleys MIND 2015-2018 Key responsibilities: Deliver wellbeing and creativity social groups to older people experiencing loneliness and isolation. Recruit volunteers to co-lead groups. Coordinate the project. Duties: • Providing direction, leadership and supervision to a small team of staff and recruit, line manage and support a dispersed team of volunteers: lead signatory on DBS for project • Delivering accredited courses to volunteers • Budget and event management • Responsible for preparing and producing quarterly and annual reports for funders • Development, and implementation of wellbeing groups utilising the 5 ways to wellbeing via social activities which include creative arts, seated exercise and life enhancing opportunities for older people at risk of loneliness and isolation. Part of the role included ensuring the long-term sustainability of groups • External Ambassador for Project 5 presenting at local, regional and national events Key Achievements: The impact of Project 5 has been recognised as delivering results for older people at risk of isolation and loneliness by Cwm Taf Health Board, the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales and the National Partnership Programme Ageing Well in Wales. September 2014 - August 2015 Creative activities Coordinator – Linc Care To develop and provide a range of holistic, therapeutic and creative opportunities and activities with the clients. A large part of my role was in developing and taking the home through the Eden accreditation process in order that all staff evidenced the Eden approach in their communication and care to people living within the home. Train and motivate staff to engage with clients creatively as appropriate to provide life enhancing care. Ensure that all legislative data completed and regulations complied with, and develop robust systems for client engagement within the home. October 2013 – 2014 Activity and events coordinator – Ashville Residential home Duties as above Sept 2011 – 2013: Sheltered Housing Scheme Manager, United Welsh Duties include: Overall day to day management of sheltered housing scheme Administrative tasks Completing person focused tenant support plans Coordinating a range of wellbeing and social engagement events and clus Ensuring Safeguarding/health and safety legislation adhered to While employed at United Welsh I developed and coordinated the Living Well Event, this was the first wellbeing and social event of its kind that the organisation had held for clients from all sheltered housing schemes. Also in attendance were various external partners, stakeholders and local government members. I held responsibility for the budget, venue hire, catering, coordinating external partners, activities and performances. Another project that I led on was the Tenant Calendar project, this was a tenant led project that captured through photographic images, important aspect of older persons lives. Due to the success of this event, it has now been scheduled on an annual basis. I also developed and coordinated the Tenant Sensory Garden project, securing funding, enlisting and supervising volunteers and local community to support the project. This required working in partnership with tenants in order that they were able to shape the development of the garden to meet their needs and abilities. Sept 2010 – 2011: Well-being and Creativity Project Leader, Welsh Refugee Council Duties included: • Project coordination • Designing and delivering creative wellbeing sessions • Working with at risk people to provide a safe and supportive opportunity for people to engage in community and not to be excluded. Sept 1992 – 2011 Self-Employed - Professional dancer, community creative movement/dance and wellbeing lead/facilitator


What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? *: I believe that when you are working as an assistant for someone it is very important to see the whole person and not just the disability. While it will be important that you do understand how their health/disability affects them, you must also see what they are able to do and their personality. What matters to them, their likes and dislikes and to be at times a good listener. It is spending time with someone to assist them to either continue doing what they like or maybe enjoy trying something new. I think being a people being a people person and enjoying ding something to brighten up someone elses day would be important and being able to learn about the person that you are working for and their hobbies and interests. You will be in the persons home for some of the time and so respecting their space is very important as is respecting the person and their boundaries. To be able to chat and both of you enjoy the time that is shared.


How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? *: It is important that the person that you are working for chooses how they spend their time, doing what they would like. If going out is important to stay connected to their community or attend show etc that is what you are there to in line with the contract agreement. Choosing when they receive the assistant ie time of day and what will happen. It is for the assistant to hear the how the person feels and to build a trusting and caring professional relationship.


What is it about PA work which appeals to you? *: I have a background in creative arts especially for people with health issues and disabilities. I developed and run groups for people living in care homes with a range of health issues along with people in the community that are at risk of becoming isolated or feel bit lonely. I am also a health and social manager and so fully understand and appreciate the importance of enabling independence, being person/client centered and delivering a good service. I thoroughly enjoyed working in community, I have recently been working fully in an office and I miss being at the heart of the community with people, I would like to do something that brightens someones day and is really meaningful for the person. To bring someone some joy and enable them to continue to remain living and going things that are important to them.
What are your hobbies/interests?: I am a people person and enjoy conversation on a variety of topics. I like to go for walks and spend time out in nature. I very much enjoy going for a meal or a coffee, when I am able to I enjoy a trip to the theatre. I enjoy having a go at new activities and seeing people enjoy and try new things.


Would you consider a casual position if you are unsuccessful with this job? *: No


Do you drive? *: Yes
Are you a vehicle owner? *: Yes


Do you smoke? *: No


Are you able to undertake training? *: Yes


What days/nights are you able to work, or prefer to work? *: MON - FRI a.m p.m SAT a.m


Are there any circumstances which would prevent you from providing cover or swapping a shift? *: No


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I agree that the information I provide will be posted to the Dewis CIL PA noticeboard (all personal information will be withheld).: Yes


What geographical area’s are you able to cover?: RCT


How many hours of work can you offer per week?: at present 20 potentially 30


Please indicate the approximate times that you are available for work throughout the week.: Monday AM/Monday PM/Monday Overnight/Wednesday PM/Thursday AM/Thursday PM/Thursday Overnight/Friday AM/Friday PM/Friday Overnight/Saturday AM/
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