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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a disabled lady living in the Barry area of the Vale of Glamorgan with my 2 grown up children.  I use a wheelchair for inside and outside my home due to my disability. I am a friendly, laidback person who needs a Personal Assistant to increase my independence and to keep my home clean and tidy. I enjoy a good chat, but can take a little while to get to know people as I am quite shy. My interests are computers, using the internet, watching TV and swimming.

PURPOSE OF JOB

I need a Personal Assistant to help me with domestic support, personal care and social visits from time to time.

HOURS OF WORK

 There is 8 hours a week available which will be worked flexibly Monday to Thursday. The days can be mutually agreed at interview.

RATE OF PAY

£9.70 per hour

TASKS INVOLVED

 Personal Care

  • To assist with showering/bathing when needed
  • To assist with dressing when needed

Domestic

  • To undertake all household tasks thoroughly
  • Laundry and changing the bed regularly
  • Some meal preparation at time
  • Social

Social outings as decided by employer

  • Any other duties to be discussed and mutually agreed between yourself and your employer

 TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • A person who respects and understands the importance of my privacy and confidentiality of working in someone else’s home
  • Someone who enjoys doing domestic tasks.
  • A person with a friendly, easy-going manner
  • Must like dogs and cats
  • Someone who will be able to support me but not take over
  • Able to work independently and on their own initiative to previously agreed criteria
  • Able to work to instruction
  • Someone trustworthy, reliable and punctual
  • Someone with a caring and responsible attitude
  • Be willing to undertake any training identified as relating to the post e.g. Manual Handling Course, Basic First Aid
  • Someone who will be able to provide sickness and annual leave cover
  • Car owner/driver who can fit my wheelchair in their car

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 months probationary period. A DBS (CRB) will be needed to be completed; the costs will be met by the employer.  The wage will be paid 4 weekly and appropriate holiday pay given.

Thank you.