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JOB DESCRIPTION  

        Part-time Personal Assistant 

 

 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF 

 

Personal assistant required for a young girl in the St Mellon’s area of Cardiff to support out in the community to activities of her and her mother’s choice.  

 

She is nine years old and has a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome; she is mobile and has limited verbal communication. She is a happy and social child but can display some challenging behaviour.  She has no awareness of danger and may try to run off so it is important to ensure her safety at all times.  

 

 

HOURS OF WORK 

3 hours per week increasing to 6 hours per week in the school holiday.  

Flexible working hours to be discussed with employer 

 

 

RATES OF PAY 

 

£9.45 per hour 

 

 

TASKS INVOLVED 

 

  • To support with accessing activities as required 
  • To provide opportunities for social interaction 
  • To be responsible for her health and safety at all times 
  • Support with personal care 

 

 

 

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED 

 

  • Reliable and trustworthy
    • Understanding of confidentiality
    • Must be able to use own initiative 
    • Patient and tolerant 
    Confident 
    • Car driver able to drive the service users automatic car 

 

 

 

 

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