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JOB DESCRIPTION  

        Part-time Personal Assistant 

 

 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF 

 

93-year-old lady living in Lakeside, Cardiff is looking for a personal assistant to support her with day to day tasks. 

 

She has Alzhimers disease and is therefore forgetful and can get depressed and emotional.  

 

She is in good general health however she had a broken hip and had an operation to insert a plate and pin in September. This resulted in significantly reduce mobility. She lives at home on her own and is recovering well.  

 

The main thing she now does is read but it would be good to get her more involved in other things such as cooking, possibly writing, book club etc. She gets bored and likes to chat.   

 

PURPOSE OF JOB 

 

To support at home, out in the community, respite for family: The role is basically to support her in everyday activities and encourage her to do things that she is fearful of doing. The role will include personal care, washing, dressing, helping her to prepare meals, general household duties, supporting her to do physio and encouraging her to do everyday things and making sure that she is safe. Where possible taking her out - for a walk, in the garden, to the shops etc  

 

She currently has a PA to cover some of her hours and the remainder are filled by an agency. She wants another PA to fill in the hours to allow more flexibility and consistency.  

 

 

HOURS OF WORK 

 

9 to 11 hours a week (exact hours can be negotiated)They will try and be as flexible as possible.   

 

She needs a morning personal care call (wash/shower/dress and breakfast) ideally around 8.30-9.30am on Monday; Wednesday - Sunday. The remaining hours would be agreed and can be added to the morning call so its 1.5hr/2hrs or at lunch time for 0.5/1hr for specific days. If the morning call on Sunday is a problem, then it might be possible to cover this differently.  

 

 

RATES OF PAY 

 

£9.75 an hour 

 

 

TASKS INVOLVED 

Tasks may include assistance or support with the following: 

  • Personal care 
  • Dressing, undressing 
  • Moving and Handling, using hoist and other aids 
  • Meals and preparation 
  • Social outings, community activities 
  • Shopping 
  • Hospital appointments 
  • Household duties 
  • Any other reasonable task 

 

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED 

  • Reliable/Punctual 
  • Considerate/Caring/Trustworthy 
  • Friendly/Chatty 
  • Confident/Proactive 
  • Experienced/Training provided, condition of employment 
  • Car driver/Access to a car to transport employer. 
  • Clean driving license 
  • Consider if Pets in the home - there isnt one currently but there may be a cat at some stage 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE JOB 

Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted.  A trial period will be necessary in the first instance.  The wage will be paid four weekly and appropriate holiday pay given. 

The post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS (Police) Check - which will need to be carried out before employment can commence. The cost of this will be met by the employer (Local Authority) 

The relevant checks will be carried out to ensure any applicant has the right to work in the UK