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Reference #

CDF39

Status

Complete

Title

Mrs.

First Name

 

Last Name

Address 1

 

Address 2

Danescourt

Town

Cardiff

County

Cardiff

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Email Address

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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 am currently a volunteer befriender for Age Connects, visiting an older lady, who lives with dementia. I take her out to cafes and shops in order to reduce her isolation and suppport her independence. My role is led by the client and what she would like to do with the time. This led me to an interest in the Personal Assistant role.
I have also worked as a Support Worker for people with mental health issues. I supported them emotionally and physically, to manage their illness and their lives.
I have recently started a Social Work degree with the Open University, so I have gained additonal knowledge on how to provide good care.

What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person?

I think empathy and understanding are important for supporting a disabled person. Also, taking time to understand their needs and by listening to the disabled person, regarding the support they require. Flexibility in approach is also important, responding calmly to situations as they arise. A positive friendly manner always helps to, in order to build up trust in the relationship.

How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person?

I work using a person-centred approach, putting the needs of the disabled person first. I work with an empathetic, patient and understanding manner. I am also friendly and have a good sense of humour. I enjoy working for Age Connects as a befriender to an older person, who lives with dementia. I think that my enjoyment in the role comes across to the client and this leads to her feeling relaxed and safe.

What is it about PA work which appeals to you?

I work similarly with my voluntary position with Age Connects and I really enjoy the role. I especially enjoy working with a specific service user, being able to get to know them and their needs well.

What are your hobbies/interests?

I have two children so my life revolves around them. I do however enjoy running, cycling and baking.

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?

mon, tues, wed

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.

I currently work for Bridgend County Borough Council as a Performance Officer for 2 days per week. I therefore have availability for this role. I also live in Danescourt. I have a current enhanced DBS certificate. I am happy to give references on request.

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?

All of Cardiff

How many hours of work can you offer per week?

This depends on the time of the hours

Please indicate the approximate times that you are available for work throughout the week.

  Early Morning

  • Monday

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  Late Morning

  • Monday

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  Early Afternoon

  • Monday

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  Late Afternoon

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  Evenings

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  Overnights

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Last Update

2019-05-16 07:12:53