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JOB DESCRIPTION
Part-time Personal Assistant


A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

44-year-old lady living in St Fagans near Radyr, Cardiff, requires a personal assistant to support her to maximise her independence.

She is looking for someone who is quiet, caring and understanding and can follow written guidance notes/ daily instructions independently to do duties to help with her daily care.

It is essential to be an excellent communicator and fluent in English (written and verbal). She has ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and has some limitations with a back/ pelvis condition and anxiety. An understanding of these conditions and/ or willingness to learn about them is preferred.


HOURS OF WORK
9.5 hours to 11 hours’ 45 mins p/w, weekdays only, over 3 to 5 days.

Days/ times to be discussed.


RATES OF PAY

£9.30 per hour

TASKS INVOLVED

• Preparing and cooking meals and snacks in accordance with dietary advice.
• Prompting with eating and drinking
• Assistance with changing bed linen/ laundry
• Personal care- partial assistance with bathing/showering including washing hair.
• Assistance with phone calls/ correspondence

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

• Reliable, committed and punctual
• Understanding of confidentiality and privacy
• Trustworthy and efficient
• Excellent listening skills, fluent in English
• Quiet, caring and understanding personality
• Due to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity condition (M.C.S) associated with M.E/C.F.S, applicants must adhere to not wearing any chemically based fragrances on their person or clothes (i.e. including hair products, deodorant, perfume, washing powder, fabric conditioner)
• A non-smoker from a non-smoking household is also essential for the above reason

Preferred qualities

• Understanding of the possible needs of a person with M.E/ C.F.S, back condition and anxiety
• First aid and food hygiene qualifications
• Flexible

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 four weekly and appropriate holiday pay given.
The post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS (Police) Check - which will need to be carried out before employment can commence. The cost of this will be met by the employer (Local Authority).
The relevant checks will be carried out to ensure any applicant has the right to work in the UK