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JOB DESCRIPTION

SOMETHING ABOUT ME

I am a gentleman in my early fifties who lives in Llanharry. I am tetraplegic and live at home on my own. I use an electric wheelchair for getting around. I also have a visual impairment.  I have good communication skills.  I enjoy music and general knowledge quizzes and I am a keen amateur radio enthusiast.  

PLACE OF WORK

My home and in the community

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

I wish to employ a personal assistant to provide me with support, assistance and company within my home and to also assist me when going out within the community.

HOURS OF WORK

Monday – 3 hours

Tuesday – 3 hours

2 nights per week

Some flexibility with the hours worked will be required.

May be required to provide cover for other PA’s at times.

RATE OF PAY

£8.83 per hour Weekdays

£9.50 per hour Weekends

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

  • Assistance with transfers between bed and chair using a hoist
  • Assistance with personal care which will involve washing, dressing and showering
  • Domestic Duties - Laundry, washing, ironing etc.
  • Assistance with the running of the home, paying bills and answering correspondence
  • Assistance with preparing meals
  • Assistance with eating
  • Assistance with drinks
  • Assistance with bedtime preparations
  • Helping me with my radio
  • Keeping me company
  • Emptying my bag
  • Help with my asthma pump occasionally
  • Taking me out and driving my car

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Experience useful though training will be given
  • Friendly and good company
  • Good sense of humour
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Positive approach to disabled people
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Respectful of other peoples homes and property
  • Holds a full driving licence
  • Manual Handling training an advantage

ABOUT THE JOB

I will be your legal employer so you will need a National Insurance number. Pay will be fortnightly and appropriate paid annual leave is given. There will be trial period involved and a police check will be arranged.