DP635 Personal care assistant Please quote job reference DP635 on the application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a jovial, bubbly 71 year old woman living in Hopkinstown. I enjoy many things – shopping at out of town department stores (i.e Talbot Green), reading mainly true style war stories (i.e the Tonypandy Riots), 60’s music and the cinema if there is a good film on. I am a bit nutty with a wicked sense of humour and I like a good laugh. I am insulin dependent diabetic and in 2003 I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis. I also suffer with palmoplantar pustulosis psoriasis, osteoporosis and neuropathy. I am looking for a Personal Assistant to work for me and help me maintain my independence while supporting me out in the community. Although I can often be in pain, I like to remain as active as possible and continue to do the things I enjoy. I have a car but I can only drive short distances. I would require you to use your car when we go out. I am a stickler for punctuality and have my ways but think I can find the right PA to enable us to work together well. PURPOSE OF JOB To provide me with support to do things I enjoy and maintain my independence. HOURS OF WORK 12 hours per month available to be worked 2x 6 hour shifts There is some flexibility with the above times. Also be good if can occasionally swap and cover shifts for holiday and sickness with my other PA as it is important to me that I am not left without cover. You will not be required to work any weekends or bank holidays RATES OF PAY £ 10.00 per hour 0.40p per mile for journeys we make together TASKS INVOLVED Taking Me Food Shopping & Help Carrying My Bags Taking me out to do the activities i enjoy TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Punctual (Important due to my medication) Someone with similar interests A mature person Bubbly and Chatty Good Sense of Humour Car owner/driver Family Orientated Someone Who Respects Confidentiality APPLICATION FORM Please fill in the application form as fully as possible so that I know what you want from the job. 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 in the form of six month probation. The wage will be paid 4 weekly and appropriate holiday pay given. You will also be required to undergo an enhanced police check. The expense will be met by the employer. Thank you.