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Job Description

Permanent PERSONAL ASSISTANT

PERSONAL INFORMATION

I’m a disabled lady living in the Hirwaun area, near Aberdare. I share my home with my husband. I employ several personal assistants who provide other care and support. I have Multiple Sclerosis, which has affected my mobility, and therefore I use a wheelchair permanently with a vertical lift to my bedroom.  I use hoists to assist me with transferring safely in my home and spend much of my time at home though I am active and involved in some outside voluntary work. I enjoy going out socialising, which includes shopping, meeting friends and also an active member of a voluntary organization.

PLACE OF WORK

In my home and outside accompanying me to various activities or shopping, etc.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

1. To assist with washing dressing, meal preparation and use of a hoist for transfers to and from the wheelchair. Laundry and taking me out.

2. Providing cover for other Personal Assistants who may be sick or on holiday. 

HOURS OF WORK

I am looking for 1 personal Assistants

There are 16 hours + per week throughout the week, including every other weekend and some evening shifts.

I may require you to cover your Colleagues from time to time on other shifts; this again can be discussed at Interview.

RATE OF PAY

£8.40 per/hr Day times £8.75 evenings/weekends

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

  • Transfers using hoist
  • Toileting
  • Dressing/Undressing
  • Washing & Continence management
  • Laundry
  • General household tidying
  • Meal preparation
  • Accompanying me out and managing my wheelchair

TRANSFERS

Training and instruction will be provided by myself, my personal assistants, though the method is simple with no actual lifting is involved.

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Female applicant preferred
  • Easy going & friendly
  • Able to work on your own initiative
  • Respectful of someone’s home and property
  • Willing to listen
  • Positive attitude
  • Someone wishing to join a team
  • Someone who might cover other hours from time to time
  • Knowledge of M.S. useful
  • Experience not necessarily essential

ABOUT THE JOB

This position is a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A trial period will be necessary in the first instance.  I will be your employer, paying you by cheque each fortnight and appropriate holiday pay will be given.  The post is subject to a probationary period and a DBS (Police) Check. I will use Dewis Centre for Independent Living to assist me with the payroll.