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JOB DESCRIPTION  

Personal Assistant 

 

 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF 

 

I am a lady, in my mid 50s living in the Rumney area of Cardiff. I used to work in the care industry supporting people in the community and now I need the same for myself. I have a number of health issues and I’m in significant pain.. As this is a one-to-one position, I’d really like if you took time to get to know me and how I like things done and hopefully I’ll get to know you. My interests includeguitarpiano, painting, cake making and decorating. I am a creative person and love the theatre. I also love sport and work hard to follow an exercise regime. 

I read extensivelyhistory and political history is a passion of mine.  

I writewords and language are a keen interestI lived abroad for 10years and speak German fluently. 

Beauty and joy for me is being at a beach, or walking at a lake, followed by sitting on the floor, colouring and playing with little ones, and reading them stories, and I can acquire an audience with little effort. I am known very much as the 'play auntie'. 

I love a laugh and banter and am quick to respond with a (all be it usually very dry), witty repartee. 

I am a determined character with fortitude and although I am not naturally spontaneous, I thrive when others around me are upbeat personalities and encourage me in challenges. 

 

PURPOSE OF JOB 

 

To help me with my personal care, meal preparation, practical tasks and socialisation. 

 

HOURS OF WORK 

 

Monday to Sunday 

7:30am- 8:15am- to assist with washing, applying cream, dressing and breakfast.

12:30pm- 1:15pm- to assist with main meal.

2 x 1.5 hours (Tuesday and Friday)- 1:15pm- 2:45pm to assist to access the community.

There is some flexibility around these times.

14.5 hours total per week.

Due to UK employment law rules, I will need to split the job between two people (not necessarily equally) so please state your availability on the application form. 

RATES OF PAY 

 

£9.80 an hour. 

 

TASKS INVOLVED 

 

Tasks may include assistance or support with the following:  

  • Personal care and showering. 
  • Dressing, undressing. 
  • Meals and preparation. 
  • Medication/application of creams. 
  • Social outings, community activities. 
  • Shopping. 
  • Household duties. 
  • Any other reasonable task associated with this kind of employment. 

 

 

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED 

 

Please advisor employer if any specific gender/age/car owner is requested due to discrimination law. 

  • FemalePersonal tasks are to be completed. 
  • Reliable and punctual. 
  • Considerate, caring and trustworthy. 
  • Friendly/Chatty. 
  • Confident and proactive with common sense and initiative. 
  • Have a sensible approach to work. 
  • Car driver/Access to a car to transport employer. 
  • Consider if Pets in the home/Willing to work in the home of employer smokes. 

 

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.