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JOB DESCRIPTION 

Personal Assistant 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF 

 

I am a man in his 70’s living with my partner in the Whitchurch area of Cardiff. I am a Welsh speaker and love my welsh heritage and culture. Due to my dementia, which affects my memory, orientation, and my mental health, I need extra support with my daily living requirements as I can sometimes feel anxious. I enjoy many leisure activities such as a local walk, gardening, also including watching and discussing sport and politics. Prior to my retirement I taught metalwork and technical drawing as a teacher.  

I am looking to recruit two Personal Care Assistants to support me with my daily living tasks along with accessing my local community 

 

PURPOSE OF JOB 

 

The purpose of the job is to ensure I am safe and personal care needs are met. Promoting my independence is also very important. 

To support me with daily living tasks that I may have difficulty with.  

 

PLACE OF WORK 

 

In my home and in my local community. 

 

HOURS OF WORK 

 

I have 37 hours a week  

Ideally I would prefer there to be 2 Personal assistants, to share the hours between them both. These hours can be discussed at interview. 

 

 

 

RATE OF PAY 

 

£9.65 per hour. 

 

TASKS INVOLVED 

 

  • To prompt and support me with personal care, including assistance with my stoma bag. 
  • To prompt and support me with basic meal and drinks preparation. 
  • To prompt and support me with basic daily living skills. 
  • To prompt and converse with me including topics of my interests.  
  • To prompt and support me accessing my local community, by way of local walks and visiting the shopsactivities such as watching sport, playing pool/snooker, art and music. I also enjoy having a cuppa in the local café. 

 

 

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED 

 

  • A person who has understanding and experience with Dementia. 
  • A person that will keep me safe both in my home and within the community. 
  • A person who is dependable, reliable and trustworthy. 
  • A person with good communications skills. 
  • A person who is an owner driver. 
  • A person who may also speak Welsh. 

 

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.