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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

 

I am a 25 year old lady living with my family in the Abercynon area.  I have cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair to get around. I also enjoy shopping, bowling, going to the pictures and playing football/driving games on my Xbox. I am a sociable person and enjoy being out meeting people. I have a friendly disposition and despite having some learning difficulties, I have no behavioural issues and am very easy to get along with.

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

The purpose of the job is for someone to support me to do social/educational activities out in the community.

HOURS OF WORK

 

There are 16 hours per week available.

To be split over 3 shifts as follows –

Monday and Thursday, I go to SEND Academy

Friday is a leisure / shopping day

 RATE OF PAY

 

£10.00 per hour

 

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

 

  • Driving my adapted mobility car (must be over 25 for insurance purposes)
  • Personal Care
  • Assisting me at food/meal times
  • Ensuring my safety at all times
  • Pushing my wheelchair
  • Putting my wheelchair in and out of the car

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

 

  • A person who:

 

  • is friendly and approachable
  • is dependable and arrives on time.
  • Someone who respects the privacy and confidentiality of working in someone else’s home.
  • Someone with a good sense of humour
  • Someone who will be happy to work alongside the family
  • Someone patient and understanding.
  • Someone who is outgoing, energetic and likes to have fun
  • Someone who is confident, has a mature attitude
  • Someone who is flexible (very important as days and times of classes may change).
  • Non-smoker preferred.

 

ABOUT THE JOB

 

Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A probationary period of 6 months will be necessary in the first instance. The wage will be paid monthly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living. You will receive appropriate holidays and holiday pay.