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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Part-Time Personal Assistant

 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

 

I am a man in my fifties living with my family in Dinas Powys.

 

I have Cerebral Palsy which means that I cannot communicate verbally or mobilise independently and I have limited use of my limbs.

 

I have full mental capacity and can understand everything but I can be difficult to understand at first although you do get used to me.

 

I am dependent on my carers to help me with my daily tasks at home.

I use an electric wheelchair to get about but my home is adapted, so there is plenty of room.

 

I like to use my computer which I operate with my feet and I also enjoy watching TV.

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

I am looking to employ additional personal assistants to help and support me with daily living tasks within my own home, helping to maintain my independence.

Occasionally I may also require support to go out into the community and I have my own adapted vehicle for this purpose.

 

This will include helping me by preparing meals and assisting me with feeding, assisting me with some personal care, prompting me with medication and generally helping around the home.

 

Alongside a second Personal Assistant, you will assist me when required with getting out of bed, transferring into my wheelchair, some personal care and breakfast in the morning.

RATES OF PAY

 

£8.50 per hour (Weekday)

 

£10.50 per hour (Weekend)

£67.50 per overnight (Sleep-in)

 

HOURS OF WORK

 

There are shifts worked on a rotating basis, covering 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

The daily shifts are:

9:00am – 3:00pm (7 hours) (9am – 11am working alongside another PA)

3:00pm – 10:00pm (7 hours)

10:00pm – 9:00am (11 hours Sleep-in shift)

 

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

 

  • Helping to get out of bed in the morning
  • Helping to transfer me from my bed to my wheelchair
  • Help with dressing
  • Prompting with medication
  • Preparing meals
  • Assisting me with feeding
  • Helping with Personal Care
  • Helping to keep my house tidy, general domestic tasks
  • Occasionally supporting me to go out into the community

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

 

  • Must be a driver with access to your own vehicle
  • Preferably female applicant
  • Experience of working in a domestic care setting is an advantage
  • Experience in Personal care and Manual Handling is an advantage
  • A person who is dependable and arrives on time
  • Someone flexible with hours of work
  • Someone able to work alongside my other PA’s as well as on their own
  • Someone who is confident and willing to undertake personal care tasks
  • Someone friendly with a good sense of humour

ABOUT THE JOB

 

This is a part-time job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted.

The salary will be paid on a four weekly basis and appropriate holiday pay given.

 

The post is subject to a satisfactory references and a DBS Disclosure (Police Check). The cost of this will be met by the employer.