DP249 Temp Personal assistant Please quote job reference DP249 on application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Temporary (Maternity Cover) Part-Time Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a lady in my 50’s living in my own home in Porth. I have Cerebral Palsy which affects me physically and also affects my balance and mobility. I am unable to stand or walk which means that I am a wheelchair user and need some assistance with my wheelchair. I enjoy socialising with people when I have the opportunity. I really enjoy professional darts and snooker and will attend tournaments periodically through the year. PURPOSE OF THE JOB I am looking to employ a personal assistant to help and support me to go out into the community, helping to maintain my independence. This will involve meeting me at home and travelling in your car or by taxi out into the community. This can include going shopping or out for a meal, going to the cinema or just going out for walk in the afternoon or evening. This may sometimes be in adverse weather conditions. I will need minimal support with personal care, so a female would be preferable. I am of small build, so manual handling (which is not always essential) and lifting would be possible for one person to do safely. I would also like someone who knows a little bit about computers and is confident enough to help me with mine! RATES OF PAY £10.00 per hour Plus Mileage Allowance (when applicable) HOURS OF WORK There are 9 hours per week available. Plus there are additional hours available throughout the year. I would need someone who could be flexible enough to change the hours worked - for example to work mornings at times. In addition, there are likely to be two days per month for me to go to Cardiff which may be a weekday or on a Saturday. There will be additional hours from time to time (around 4 times per year) when I would like to go out for the day or to a Darts or Snooker tournament. This would involve some travel and staying overnight. It is essential that you are able to do this part of the job. There could also be times when I will need you to support me if I go on holiday. TASKS CAN INCLUDE Personal Care Assistance and support with toileting Occasional help with transfers Outside Activities General support whilst out shopping Going to a pub or restaurant for a meal Going to the cinema or ten pin bowling Going to Snooker, Boxing or Darts matches Going to concerts/theatre Going to dental and doctors’ appointments Going to the hairdresser Help with general tasks around the house occasionally TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Must be a driver with access to your own vehicle Someone with a knowledge of the local area A person who is dependable and arrives on time Female who can deal competently with personal care A person who has a positive approach to disabled people Someone with an interest in doing a wide variety of activities with me, particularly sporting activities. Someone who is fun, chatty, with a good sense of humour Someone who respects confidentiality and privacy Someone who knows a little bit about computers ABOUT THE JOB The post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS Disclosure (Police Check) which will need to be carried out before employment can commence. The cost of this will be met by the employer (Local Authority). The relevant checks will be carried out to ensure any applicant has the right to work in the UK before you start work. Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A trial period will be necessary in the first instance. The wage will be paid on a four weekly basis and appropriate holiday pay given. Please Note: Dewis Centre for Independent Living is acting on behalf of a third party and will not be your employer, or be liable for any issues arising out of your employment should you be offered employment.