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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a ‘young at heart’, 60 year old gentleman who lives alone in Barry. I have Beckers Muscular Dystrophy which affects all my muscle groups, I use a power wheelchair for my mobility.  I have an adapted van in which I like to travel.  I have an amazing job and I have been privileged enough to travel the world and see some amazing places. I have many proud achievements as a senior coach and Performance Manager for some of Wales’ finest Paralympians.  I enjoy thinking up recipes and extremely tasty food combinations, unfortunately I can no longer do any physical cooking but I am great on food tasting and tweaking!  I eat a very healthy diet, I have a lovely apartment, I collect antiques and my interests are photography and travelling to beautiful places across Europe.   I enjoy good banter.

PURPOSE OF JOB

I am looking for someone to be an integral part of my care team.   I have an extensive care package with a very descriptive and specific care plan for my needs. I require detailed personal care which includes washing, toileting, dressing and grooming, hoisting, cooking, housework, ironing, laundry, all to a high standard.  Other roles include; taking me out to appointments in my adapted van and the occasional bit of socialising.

PLACE OF WORK

At present I have approximately 16-20 hours per week which will include a variety of shifts including days, evenings and sleep-in shifts. However, there may be occasions when you will be asked to cover other staffs annual leave, emergency cover due to sickness as and when this occurs.

HOURS OF WORK

16-20 hours per week with the occasional cover of annual leave or sickness

RATE OF PAY

£10.00 per hour on a casual contract basis

TASKS INVOLVED

  • Full personal hygiene
  • Toileting - (I use a conveen together with leg bag, night bag system for urine and inco sheet for bowels)
  • Dressing
  • Hoisting
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Housework
  • Laundry & Ironing
  • Driving my wheelchair adapted van

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Experience of care work and manual handling
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Good energy level and enthusiastic
  • Someone who will respect my home, belongings and my personal privacy at all times
  • Driver required and must be happy with driving a large wheelchair adapted van with tail lift and clamp down system - (must have a clean driving license with good standard of safe driving)
  • Appropriate dress awareness is required due to the nature of my professional role. (this may differ from sports casual wear to smart casual depending on the event or occasion)
  • Non smoker
  • Female PA required

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 monthly 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.