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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

RELIEF FEMALE PERSONAL ASSISTANT

ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 38-year-old female living with my parents in the St. Mellons area of Cardiff.

I have a rare genetic skin condition called EB, which affects my mobility and abilities to perform certain tasks. I have recently had my lower left leg amputated so I get around with the use of a wheelchair and zimmer frame. 

I have help from a personal assistant to help me to live as an independently as I physically can.  I enjoy watching TV, playing games on my Xbox, playing games on the internet, going shopping, and listening to music. 

I am sensitive to dust so require my home to be cleaned regularly.

Due to the level of personal care involved the personal assistant must be female and exemption is claimed under Part 1, Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To provide me with company and companionship.  To assist me with going out and about in the community. I am looking for a personal assistant to work a few hours a week and also to cover sickness and annual leave.

HOURS OF WORK

Relief cover as and when required, weekdays, weekends, bank holiday

Cover may be needed at short notice

RATE OF PAY

£9.80 per hour weekday and weekend

£14.70 for bank holidays

 

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

-         Taking me shopping, and general outings

-         Transferring from wheelchair to bed/chair etc and vice versa

-         The main purpose of this job is for social activities and you will not be required to support me to manage my EB bandage applications or prompting/taking my medication

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

-         Needs to be trustworthy and confident

-         Need to be flexible and reliable

-         Someone who is willing to understand more about my skin condition and how it affects me on a daily basis

-         Someone who can work additional hours at short notice

-         Someone who is ok to be around dogs

-         You will be willing to undergo Manual Handling Training

-         Someone who respects my privacy, confidentiality and dignity

-         A car owner/driver that holds a clean driving licence and who can drive my mobility car if/when required

 

ABOUT THE JOB 

 

Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted.  A probation period will be necessary in the first instance.  Wages will be paid 4 weekly.  You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You will be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you.  

Please Note: Dewis Centre for Independent Living is acting on behalf of a third party and will not be your employer or be liable for any issues arising out of your employment should you be offered employment.