249RCT Personal Assistant Application Form Submission Title *: Miss.First Name *: Last Name *: Address 1 *:Address 2: Town *: AbercynonCounty *: Rhondda Cynon TaffPostcode *: Phone number *: Please enter your email address for submission confirmation. *: Reference number of job being applied for *: 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. *: YesPlease 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. *: I have families with disabilities and I have grown up around this environment and I understand how challenging it can be and how to show support someone with consistency. My experience have given me better understanding, patience and the ability to adapt affectively with different needs and abilities. Its important to have good communication skills not just with the service user but with parents and other relatives and you need to work together to provide the service user with better independence or support which would be in their own home or out in their community. I would consider myself a trustworthy person, I would also consider myself reliable and organised which is very important when trying to promote and support someone through their difficulties. When working with the service user its important to provide a positive and happy environment and atmosphere as people feed off good vibes and this will encourage them with their independence also encourage good relationships with yourself and others. I am able to user different ranges of communication I can use verbal and visual communication skills to communicate with the service user if needed so I use Makaton and little of sign if needed to, I also know how to use PECS book and ICT communicators (Ipad or tablet). From experience I understand that personal care might be required which does not affect me as from experience I can adapt to any needs required of the service user. What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? *: My qualities:- Trustworthy compassion understanding adaptable reliable honest supportive enthusiastic / positive attitude confident good communication skills patient enjoy having fun (dont mind getting wet or dirty) How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? *: My experience and current employment have given me the skills and knowledge to put my practice into something affective and consistence for a service user. I know I would give this job role my full potential as I understand how challenging it can be when trying to encourage, develop and promote someones independence who has disabilities/impairments. I would use my skills with social development and try to encourage their social skills to encourage good communications skills with relatives and in their own community for example I would use games, toys and group activates to encourage social development but I would base it around the child ability and individual needs. What is it about PA work which appeals to you? *: I have families who struggle and I understand the challenge they have through life, and if I can encourage and change that then I am more than willing to give my support, knowledge and skills to a service user who needs it because I hope someone would do the same for me and my family. What are your hobbies/interests?: netball swimming gym shows/consents music exercise dancing Would you consider a casual position if you are unsuccessful with this job? *: YesDo you drive? *: YesAre you a vehicle owner? *: YesDo you smoke? *: NoAre you able to undertake training? *: YesWhat days/nights are you able to work, or prefer to work? *: Monday to Thursday Are there any circumstances which would prevent you from providing cover or swapping a shift? *: NoIf you would like to expand on the answers given above? Please use the box below.: Is there is any such information you wish to disclose, relating to any cautions or convictions which will appear on your mandatory DBS check? *: No/Please provide details if necessary: I agree that there is nothing which would prevent me from doing this job. *: YesI consent to the above *: YesI agree that the information I provide will be posted to the Dewis CIL PA noticeboard (all personal information will be withheld).: YesWhat geographical area’s are you able to cover?: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff How many hours of work can you offer per week?: 10 Please indicate the approximate times that you are available for work throughout the week.: Monday PM/Tuesday PM/Wednesday PM/Thursday PM/Friday PM/Friday Overnight/Saturday AM/Saturday PM/Saturday Overnight/Sunday AM/Sunday PM /Further Information: I work in a private school Monday to Friday (8:30 - 4:30/4:00) this can be flexible if needed so. I do have time off throughout the year I do not have the 6 weeks holiday as the young people I work with can not be without routine and structure for too long. I have dates for the year throughout of time off (2 weeks off every time which makes up for my 6 weeks holidays).