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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a mature male living in the Pentwyn area of Cardiff. The purpose of the job is to allow me to stay as independent and comfortable in my home as much as possible. I am a happy and positive person who previously ran my own restaurant so I am very friendly and understanding and an approachable individual.

I have quite a few health issues physically and mentally which has affected my daily living. My left leg has been amputated; I have type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. I also have left sided weakness following from a stroke. I have had 4 heart attacks and 2 heart bypasses which happened 20 years ago but I still have 6 monthly checks relating to this. I have a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, high stress levels depression and agoraphobia.

I try to be as independent as possible but need assistance which will make my life easier.

Manual handling training will be required and arranged.

 

PURPOSE OF JOB

To enable me to continue to be independent and comfortable as I possibly can be and stay in my own home and to support me with daily aspects of life.

 

HOURS OF WORK

10.5 hours per week in total

1 hour lunch call

30 minutes tea time call

*2 PAs are required to share this job as it is 7 days per week

RATE OF PAY

£9.85 per hour

TASKS INVOLVED

  • Lunch call- Support with toileting, showering and prompting with medication.
  • Tea time call- Support with catheter, prompt with medication and drink.

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

I would like the person that I employ to be friendly, happy and positive as I don’t often see lots of people its nice to see someone is has a positive energy about them. The person I employ will have to have manual handling training which can be provided. I would like someone who is patient as due to my health condition’s I go at a slow pace.

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.

 

Thank you.