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JOB DESCRIPTION

SOMETHING ABOUT ME

I am an optimistic man living in Penarth. I have mobility problems and I try not to let this affect my daily activities. I can walk short distances but I am unsteady and need support. If I am out for longer periods of time then I use a wheelchair to get around which needs to be pushed by someone. As a result to my disabilities, I have been limited in the things I can do and would like to try new things. I like going to the pub and would like to try and go clubbing and go to some music gigs and shows. I enjoy listening to rock music, watching films and playing computer games.

PLACE OF WORK

Going out and about socially in my local area and occasionally further afield.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The purpose of the job is to enable me to try new things, assist me in going out and about socially and to help me find new activities I will enjoy. By having a PA I will be able to try new things while feeling confident my PA will guide me and enable me to be safe.

HOURS OF WORK

I have 10 hours per week. These will usually be used outside of university hours and on weekends. The hours must be flexible by mutual agreement in advance as there will be times I require support on different day, especially during exam times.

RATE OF PAY

£9.50 per hour

Mileage 40p/mile

 TASKS CAN INCLUDE

  • Taking me to places in your car
  • Ensuring I am safe at all times
  • Pushing my wheelchair when out for long periods
  • Lifting my wheelchair into your boot
  • Researching different activities and overcoming barriers
  • Taking me out socially in the days and early evenings
  • Occasionally attending a later event
  • Attending the local gym
  • Attending Church occasionally on Sundays

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Someone who is flexible, reliable and punctual
  • Someone who is strong enough to push and lift my wheelchair
  • Someone with access to a car for work purposes
  • Someone who doesn’t smoke
  • Someone with similar interests to me
  • Someone with a good sense of humour and who is chatty
  • The ability to use the internet to research activities is useful
  • Someone who will get stuck in and enjoy the time we spend together

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 of 6 months. The wage will be paid 4 weekly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living.  You will receive appropriate holidays and holiday pay. Any necessary training will be provided.