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JOB DESCRIPTION

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 I am a cheerful and outgoing female living in Beddau with my mum. I am 53 years old with cerebral palsy and I use a wheelchair. I have a good sense of humour. I enjoy playing and listening to popular music and watching television. I have 5 cats at home. I require a personal assistant with a similar personality and in the same age group as me to assist with various things inside and outside of the home.

 

PLACE OF WORK

 

Within local community centres, other public places such as shops and also in my home.

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

You will help me to develop a more independent and confident approach to my lifestyle and allow me to have vital support in the things I enjoy doing. You will transport me, using your car, to and from places and support me with my mobility in various settings.

 

HOURS OF WORK

6 hours per week.

 

Additional hours will be available on occasion to cover sickness and holidays. The suitable applicant will be someone willing to cover these extra hours.

 

TASKS INVOLVED

 

  • Transporting me to and from local community activities
  • Participating in the activities which we attend
  • Assistance is required to help me from the car to my wheelchair and vice versa. You will also be required to wheel me to and from places and help with general mobility in various settings

 

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

 

  • Someone chatty and outgoing
  • A cheerful person with a good sense of humour
  • Someone who is able to lift me and transfer me to and from my wheelchair (I have a small build!)
  • Someone who is able to push a wheelchair about
  • A person who is patient with a relaxed nature
  • Someone who shares my interests
  • Someone who does not mind cats
  • Someone who is willing to get involved with activities and not feel uncomfortable around disabled people
  • A driver is essential. You must be able to use your car to drive us about.
  • Someone willing to undergo any training that might be required

 

RATE OF PAY

         

£9.20 per hour

 

40p mileage when I am in the car with you, subject to a limit.

Please note you will not be paid mileage to travel to and from work.

 

ABOUT THE JOB

 

This position is a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted.

A trial period of 6 months will be necessary in the first instance.

The salary will be paid on a two weekly basis on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living.

You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year (worked out on a pro rata basis).

You must present a copy of your car insurance including business cover on acceptance of the job.

The post is subject to a DBS Check (at no cost to you).