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JOB DESCRIPTION

MALE Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 36 year old male living in the Pontyclun area and I have only lived here a short while. I have Charcot Marie Tooth disease which I was diagnosed at birth, I am a wheelchair user and my condition was inherited; which causes muscle weakness resulting from damage to the peripheral nerves in areas such as the muscles in my foot, lower leg, hand, and forearm, and a mild loss of sensation in my limbs, fingers, and toes. I enjoy watching a good film and relaxing at home, but also enjoy going to the gym and swimming and I would like to get out in the community more.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

I am looking to employ a Personal Assistant (PA) to help and support me to go out into the community, undertake social and leisure activities such as swimming, going to the cinema, thereby helping me to achieve some independence. It would be great to be able to explore the surrounding areas with someone who can introduce me to new things, as I am not very familiar with places to go. I would also like some support and help to my doctors and hospital appointments as and when required. I would also like some support Adam with shopping, laundry and maintaining my flat with some household chores.

HOURS OF WORK

There are 10 hours per week available

RATES OF PAY

£9.50 per hour

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

Helping me with my shopping

  • Taking me swimming
  • Taking me to the gym
  • Taking me to hospital appointments in your car
  • Helping me understand important letters

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Experience of care work/ manual handling would be desirable
  • Someone who will be reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Someone who will respect my home and belongings
  • Friendly and enthusiastic
  • Driver required

  • Helping with cleaning around the house
  • Male PA required

ABOUT THE JOB

Although this is a part-time job, it will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A trial period will be necessary in the first instance. The salary will be paid on a calendar monthly basis and appropriate holiday pay given.

The post is subject to a probationary period and a DBS (Police