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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a young man in my twenties with cerebral palsy and a learning difficulty. I live with my family in Fairwater area of Cardiff. I am a wheelchair user. I enjoy spending time on my tablet, watching cricket listening to music, mostly pop. I love my crisps and drinks, being around chatty people, going to supermarket and playing cricket in the park. I don’t like animals approaching me or sudden noises. I need help with transfers in and out of the car and toilet.

PURPOSE OF JOB

For me to enjoy nice social time and to be out of the house.

PLACE OF WORK

You will mainly be involved in supporting me within the local community, although each shift will normally start in my home in Fairwater.

HOURS OF WORK

10 hours a week, at times to be agreed, usually at weekends.

RATE OF PAY

£11.50 per hour.

TASKS INVOLVED

• Assisting me to access the community, using a wheelchair.
• Assistance changing my pad as and when required.
• Assistance with showering as and when required.
• Any other reasonable duty associated with this kind of employment, given that the job will evolve as my needs progress.

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

• Cultural awareness – no alcohol, no pork halal food due to my religion.
• Personal care and toileting, s/u wearing pads.
• Caring, chatty, attentive.
• Common sense and initiative.
• Reliable and punctual.
• Flexible and adaptable based on my needs increasing and therefore the job description evolving over time as my needs and circumstances increase. You will be expected to undertake reasonable duties associated with this kind of work, even if they are not specifically listed in the job description.


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.