DP326 Personal Assistant Please quote job ref DP326 on application form. Apply Now JOB DESCRIPTION Part-time Personal Assistant 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 30 hours per week minimum, block shifts at a time, including sleeping overnights One week is Weds 4pm – 1pm Thurs Every other Sat 10pm – 7am Additional shifts are available – to be discussed with employer Some flexibility will be required to cover other PAs RATE OF PAY £9.50 per hour Weekdays £10.00 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 catheter 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 people’s homes and property Holds a full driving licence Manual Handling training an advantage ABOUT THE JOB The post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS (Police) Check. 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 two weekly and appropriate holiday pay given.