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JOB DESCRIPTION  

Personal Assistant 

 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF 

 

My name is Teresa, I am 88 years old and was diagnosed with vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s about 2 years ago. 

I was born in Corfu, Greece and moved to Wales in 1954. 

The challenges I face are remembering to things for example I am not sure if I have eaten, I get confused with the time of day and the day and forget names. I often need a little prompt to shower and dress in the mornings but once I know that its time for me to get dressed, I can manage my personal care. 

I live in the Cyncoed area of Cardiff. My hobbies are knitting, reading and I have tropical fish which I enjoy watching. I used to love shopping and going out but I am unable to do these things unaided. 

 

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB 

The main purpose of the position is to support Teresa at home. To provide assistance with the daily functions of breakfast, tidying the flat and later when the environment is safe to help with community activities such as shopping or a gentle walk. 

2 PAs will be required as this is a 7 days per week commitment. 

 

 

HOURS OF WORK 

Initially, we are seeking two PAs to share the job role and provide 30 minutes support every morning. 

7 days per week from 9am to 9.30am 

 

RATES OF PAY  

£9.65 

 

TASKS CAN INCLUDE 

 

  • To provide support in prompting Teresa to shower and dress 
  • Prompt Teresa to take her medication. 
  • To prepare Teresa’s breakfast (1 Weetabix with hot milk) and ensure that she has a bottle of water on her tray for the day. 
  • To undertake basic household duties: make the bed daily and change the bedding once a week. 
  • Clean the shower twice a week. 
  • Provide some social interaction. 

 

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED 

Must be reliable and punctual. Some understanding of dementia is desirable. 

We are seeking a person who is considerate/Caring/Trustworthy who will support Teresa in the early stages of dementia. We are keen that the person we engage will be someone who is confident and proactive. Who will contact the family if Teresa is unwell or they are concerned in any aspect of Teresa’s behaviour or well being. 

The person should be friendly and patient with some prior experience of working with older people. 

 

 

 

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.