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Reference # CDF105
Status Complete
Title Mr.
First Name
Last Name
Address 1
Address 2 Trelawis
Town Treharris
County Merthyr Tydfil
Post Code
Email Address
Job reference number
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 I began my social care career in children's residential services before qualifying as a social worker in 1984. I have worked for both Local Authority and Voluntary Sector organisations in South Wales and South East England. I have supported young people 16-21 years in Independent Living, as well as manage a Mentoring and Be friendly project for volunteer. I have been a social worker in Fostering and Adoption teams plus children and adults with disabilities and processed and supported community care packages for home and residential care. I currently have a DBS check and I am registered with Care Council for Wales.
What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? I feel it requires energy, integrity, reliability and a positive caring attitude as well as an open mind is trying and learning new things in order to develop an enjoyment of working together. To be aware of Health and Safety issues so that client and families feel safe and supported when clients undertake activities. Maintain good communication at all times.
How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? Working with a disabled person requires good communication and understanding and help ensure dignity and respect in maintained. To allow opportunities for a person to purse personal interests without prejudice. I would like to develop my own listening skills and advocacy with encouragement and support for the person to enjoy their interests, hobbies and life, with as much independence as possible. To offer time and support.
What is it about PA work which appeals to you? My years as a social worker evolved with an increase of my working week having a high percentage of administration and less face to face work. I would like to redeem the balance and be able to spend more time with clients and be able to assist in practical ways. To help benefit client and new families with this extra support to live a positive life.
What are your hobbies/interests? My hobbies and interests are varied. I like games, sport, my family, DIY, music, reading, films and TV, my dog Seren. I moved house 9 months ago so still lot to do inside and outside.
Would you consider a casual position if you are unsuccessful with this job? Yes
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? I can consider hours - day, evening, night Monday to Sunday, so have flexibility and would be able to consider arrangement that would meet the needs of client and my own family.
Are there any circumstances which would prevent you from providing cover or swapping a shift? Yes
Would you like to expand on the answers given above? Please use the box below. The only circumstances I can think of would be due to illness and a person/family circumstance, other than this it should not be a problem to swap or rearrange a shift.
In what capacity do you know this person (should not be a family member)?
In what capacity do you know this person (should not be a family member)?
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975 * Within the nature of the work for which you are applying this position is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975 (Exemptions Order). Applicants are therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provisions of this Act. In the event of employment, any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal. Information given is confidential and will only be considered for the purposes of the application. If there is any such information you wish to provide? No
I agree that there is nothing which would prevent me from doing this job. Yes
The organisation will hold your data on file for twelve months after the end of the relevant recruitment process if you provide consent. The purpose of retaining your data with your consent is to allow you to apply easily for other jobs we may have available. At the end of the twelve months period you will be required to complete a new application form in order to remain on our system. You may withdraw your consent for us to hold your data at any time after the initial recruitment process is completed. I consent for my personal data to be held and agree that Dewis CIL may keep this application form on file for twelve months. It may be used for future prospective employers. I understand that you will contact me in due course should any such person make themselves known to you. Yes
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? My base is Trelwis, Treharris so I can consider Merthyr, Caerphilly, Cardiff and RCT.
How many hours of work can you offer per week? At present time I can consider 10-20 hours but this may change dependant on need or change of circumstances.
Last Update 2019-05-03 05:45:02