DP173 Personal assistant to an adult Please quote job reference DP173 on the application. apply now Part time Personal Assistant-Job Description SOMETHING ABOUT ME I am a gentleman living in the Ferndale area with my wife. I have a Myasthenia Gravis, which results in skeletal muscle weakness. PLACE OF WORK The work will be both at home and out and about in the community. PURPOSE OF THE JOB I am looking for a Personal Assistant to work with me for up to 20 hours per week and to cover my other PA’s annual leave/sickness. The purpose of the job is to help me maintain my independence and to accompany me to do different things outside of the home. The job involves taking me out in my own vehicle, to take part in community activities, or just to go out for a drive. It can also mean helping my wife to take me out or staying at home with me whilst my wife goes out. At times, I will also need some support at home to do housework. I need a PA who can accompany me on holiday and support me whilst away. TASKS CAN INCLUDE Supporting me getting in and out of my car Travelling with me in the car to various places e.g. Cardiff, Pontypridd the coast etc. Pushing my wheelchair Assisting in visits to hospital or at meetings Ensuring that I am safe at all times Making a light lunch On occasions helping with my medication and some personal care During bad weather some time may be spent at my home Supporting me if I go on holiday HOURS OF WORK This position is for 20 plus hours per week. I need someone who is flexible. The hours may include days, evenings and weekends. The hours to be worked will be agreed in advance. RATE OF PAY £11.80 per hour TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Must be flexible as your times of work may change from time to time Punctual, dependable and trustworthy A cheerful person with a good sense of humour and a positive and bright outlook Caring and compassionate in dealing with my health issues Car driver Someone willing to support me when I go on holiday is essential ABOUT THE JOB I will be your legal employer so you will need a National Insurance number. Pay will be fortnightly by cheque and appropriate annual leave is paid. There will be a trial period and a DBS (police) check will be necessary.