DP186 Casual Personal Assistant Please quote job reference DP186 on application form. Apply Now JOB DESCRIPTION CASUAL PERSONAL ASSISTANT Personal Information: I am a cheerful lady living in the Beddau area with my cat Cwtch. I am recovering from the effects of a stroke which has left me with a weakness on my left side and memory problems. I still need assistance with various tasks and functions in and out of my home. I am an outgoing person who is interested in people, music (especially Tom Jones), Brass Bands and Swimming. I also spend a lot of my time fundraising for various charities. Purpose of Job: I am looking for a PA who will be able to support me at home and whilst out in the community to help maintain my independence. My PA will work on a casual basis, covering my main PA when they are on leave. Tasks: To help me to dress after my shower and dry my hair Prompting me to be up and out on time or for any appointments Domestic tasks which might include light vacuuming, tidying up, changing my bedclothes weekly, mopping the kitchen floor, ironing and assisting me with the washing machine Preparing a light breakfast e.g. cereals and tea Preparing food for an evening meal To ensure that I am safe at all times whilst you are on duty Supporting me to go swimming Supporting me to go shopping Occasionally taking me to appointments Completing a work diary at the end of each shift Assist with opening and filing mail and general admin. Filling in timesheets for me to sign Place of Work: In my home and occasionally out in the community. Hours of Work: I have an initial 17 hours available, but these are to cover my other PA when they are on leave or off work. A rough guide of my weekly rota is - Monday 8.00am - 9.30am Tuesday 8.30am - 2.00pm Wednesday 8.00am- 9.30am Thursday 8.30am- 9.30am Friday 8.00am- 9.30am Saturday 9.30am- 11.00am I have a PA who will continue to work with me on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday but there may be call for you to cover these shifts if she is on leave. The rest of the hours are used flexibly i.e if and when I have an appointment with prior arrangement, I will need you to take me. Rate of Pay Per Hour: Weekdays: £10 Saturday: £10.60 Type of person required: Preferably a female person Preferably car owner/driver Punctual, dependable and totally trustworthy Flexible Patience Preferably a non smoker although this is not essential Cheerful with a positive and friendly outlook Caring and compassionate when dealing with my health issues Someone willing to accompany me swimming Someone with experience of working with someone with a brain injury or someone who has had a stroke desirable About the job: This position is a proper job for which 5.6 weeks holiday pay will allowed (pro rata). A National Insurance Number must be supplied. Your hours of work will be recorded on a timesheet and payment will be made by BACS each fortnight. A trial period will be necessary. You will be required to complete an enhanced police check, which will be at no cost to yourself.