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JOB DESCRIPTION

           Part-time Personal Assistant

 

 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

98-year-old lady living in a bungalow in Rhiwbina, Cardiff is looking for a personal assistant to support her with day to day tasks. Although her daughter and granddaughter are also currently in the house, health issues mean they are unable to care for her.

 

She has good physical and mental health however, due to macular degeneration, she is registered blind but does have some peripheral vision. She needs hearing aids but can easily hold a conversation and enjoys a chat.

 

Due to the change of circumstances of one of her existing carers, she has vacancies in her well-established and happy routine and is looking to employ another PA.

 

PAs will be required to wear PPE which will be provided.

 

 

HOURS OF WORK P0

11 hours p/w total

30 mins- breakfast

1.5 hours- lunch

1 hour- tea

Additional 1 hour domestic call, to be arranged before or after an existing call

 

RATES OF PAY

 

£9.80 per hour

 

 

TASKS INVOLVED

 

Because of limited vision, she is not confident in doing everyday tasks on her own and needs support with all aspects of daily life.

 

She uses a Zimmer frame to move around indoors and she can stand up, sit down, and get in and out of bed by herself provided someone is there to direct her and give her confidence.

 

She has a commode in the bedroom, which she uses at night (empty at breakfast call), otherwise she uses the bathroom with supervision.

 

She has breakfast in bed, then gets up at lunchtime & has a full wash (she can do most of the wash on her own provided everything ready for her).

 

Her carers cook and supervise her lunch and tea, which she has on a tray in the sitting room.

 

There is a dishwasher to empty daily and assistance with the laundry will be required occasionally.

 

The new carer should be prepared to assist with her weekly shower and an occasional outing if necessary. Therefore, a clean driving license and access to a car to transport her are desirable.

 

One hour domestic work is included.

 

PAs must observe high standards of hygiene, e.g. wiping down work surfaces and door handles on entry & exit to protect themselves and the family from Covid.

 

 

 

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

Reliability and punctuality are essential as she relies entirely on her carers for her everyday needs.

 

Her new carer should be prepared to contribute to the existing happy and caring atmosphere.

 

The new carers must be trustworthy and confident and some previous caring experience is desirable.

 

She is very fond of several pets, well-behaved cats and dogs, which are looked after by her daughter.

 

It is a strictly non-smoking home.

 

 

 

 

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.