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JOB DESCRIPTION 

Casual Personal Assistant 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF 

I am a man in my 60’s living in Barry. I have early onset Alzheimer’s which affects my memory and ability to carry out day to day tasks without support. I’m physically fit and active and like to have company and to spend time out of the house. I enjoy visiting local beauty spots such as The Knap, Cosmeston lakes, Porthkerry Park and Marine Drive. I’m a keen walker and I’m happiest when I’m keeping busy and active. Around the house I enjoy chatting and watching TV. I also like to potter in the garden and when I’m given instruction I like to get on with general garden maintenance. I have a support worker currently and we regularly go to pedal power in Cardiff which I enjoy. I am diabetic and regularly monitor my blood sugar levels and need to take insulin. As a result I need to be aware of my dietary intake too. I have a witty, dry sense of humour. I enjoy having a laugh and a joke but I’m not one to sit and talk for hours on end. I still socialise regularly with close friends who visit most weeks too. I’m a massive music fan. It has always been a big part of my life and I still enjoy listening to music regularly.  

PURPOSE OF THE JOB 

presently employ three permanent personal assistants and I require a casual PA to cover for my other PAs for any absences such as annual leave or sickness. This is to support me to spend time out of the house independently and to enable my family to continue to work. 

HOURS OF WORK 

There are 18 hours per week  

10:30am – 3:00pm Tuesday – Friday  

RATE OF PAY 

£9.80 per hour 

TASKS CAN INCLUDE 

  • Going to different places that I enjoy 
  • Encouraging me to maintain my independence 
  • Going for walks with me 
  • Driving me in your car 
  • Supporting me with my blood sugar monitoring 
  • Making light lunches and some food prep 
  • Prompting me to do housework 
  • Reminding me to take my medication 
  • Supporting me and reminding me of personal care tasks 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED 

  • Someone who enjoys being outdoors 
  • Someone who likes going for walks 
  • Someone who is kind and patient 
  • Someone who will enjoy spending time with me 
  • Someone who is confident and has similar interests 

ABOUT THE JOB 

Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A DBS (police check) and the Right to Work in the UK will be completed. A probationary period of 6 months 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 appropriate holidays and holiday pay.