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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 48-year-old lady living in the Llantwit Major area with my husband. I have Multiple Sclerosis, a condition that affects my brain and spinal cord and I am a wheelchair user. I am visually impaired with only peripheral vision. I am fun loving with a great sense of humour; I also have a keen interest in gardening and outdoors.

PURPOSE OF JOB

I would like to employ a personal assistant to support my independence with my day to day living such as, meal preparation, personal care, social activities, shopping and general housework. I would like to find someone I can rely on, with a professional demeanour and experience in the care sector.

PLACE OF WORK

In my home, in and around the surrounding areas of Llantwit Major, Cowbridge, Barry, Bridgend, Porthcawl, and Cardiff.

HOURS OF WORK

16 hours per week – 2 hours each afternoon Monday to Saturday (except Thursday 1½ hours), 3 hours Thursday evening 8:00 – 11:00 and 3 hours every other Saturday evening 8:00 – 11:00 (average 15.5 hours per week).

RATE OF PAY

£9.00 per hour rising to £9.50 upon successful completion of probation

TASKS INVOLVED

Duties to include (but this list is not exhaustive):

  • Personal care
  • Laundry
  • General daily living tasks (washing up, cleaning, hoovering, ironing, dusting etc.)
  • Meal preparation
  • Going out on social and shopping trips, this may involve driving to various locations in the locality (Porthcawl, Bridgend, Barry, Cardiff) and support whilst there
  • Take me swimming
  • To help in the garden
  • To be responsible for my safety at all times
  • A full clean driving licence (for insurance reasons) and confident to drive a VW Transporter (Transit sized vehicle) – desirable.
  • Some manual handling will be required, and training can be provided if necessary.

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Good Communicator
  • A person who is friendly, dependable and punctual.
  • A person with a positive commitment to this kind of work.
  • A person who respects the privacy and confidentiality of working in someone’s home
  • A car driver who will be confident to drive my van
  • A person who understands the needs of people with disabilities.
  • Outgoing and fun loving
  • An interest in gardening and the outdoors would be advantageous
  • Resilient enough to cope with the sometimes-demanding nature of this role.
  • Experience within the care sector is desirable

ABOUT 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.  The wage will be paid 4-weekly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living.  You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You may be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you.

Thank you.