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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a disabled woman in my mid 50s but have a very young outlook on life. I have cerebral palsy and have no verbal communication but I can understand you perfectly and I’m not deaf. My needs were almost certainly increase with time and I often use a wheelchair. I am passionate about shopping (what woman isn’t!) I need a PA who is very flexible as my needs will fluctuate and therefore the tasks involved will vary depending on how I feel on a day-to-day basis and moving forwards over a longer period of time.

PURPOSE OF JOB

I need help with my personal care and preparing meals on a batch cooking basis so that I can enjoy my own food.

PLACE OF WORK

I live in the Roath area of Cardiff. Travel away from normal place of work may be required on occasions.

HOURS OF WORK

The hours of work will be:

Monday- 4 hours to be used.

Tuesday- 11 am - 12 noon. Returning 6pm -7pm.
Wednesday- 11 am -12 noon. Returning 6pm -7pm.
Thursday- 11 am - 12 noon. Returning 6pm -7pm.
Friday- 11 am - 12 noon. Returning 6pm -7pm.

Additional hours will be required from time to time to cover holiday or sickness of other staff. This will be on weekdays with prior notice where possible.

RATE OF PAY

£9 per hour

TASKS INVOLVED

  • Assistance with personal care
  • Assistance with domestic tasks
  • Assistance with writing and correspondence
  • Assisting me with leisure activities
  • Communication with other 3rd parties on my behalf

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Because of my communication difficulties, an abundance of patience is required.
  • Good sense of humour.
  • Practical and methodical.
  • Willing to learn about my impairment to aid with my long-term care.
  • Able to handle me and my wheelchair safely.
  • Good listener
  • Calm disposition

ABOUT THE JOB

 

Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted.  A trial period will be necessary in the first instance.  The wage will be paid monthly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living.  You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You may 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.