VOG670 Personal assistant (Respite) JOB DESCRIPTION Part-Time Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I’m a gentleman in my early 70’s living at home with my wife in Barry. I previously suffered a brain stem stroke which has resulted in some left sided weakness, Bells Palsy and problems with my balance. Due to this I also have a speech impairment and very poor vision due to losing the sight in my one eye. I can stand up on my own but need constant support to do this. Around the house I mobilise using a wheelchair, a weighted Zimmer frame and various rails on the stairs and in the bathroom. Despite my speech impairment, I can be understood and express my intentions. At home I enjoy watching a bit of TV, listening to Classical music or to talk radio programmes. PURPOSE OF THE JOB The purpose of the job is to support me within the home and to provide respite for my wife. RATE OF PAY Night Sleeps @ £10 per hour HOURS OF WORK Respite hours available – 9pm till 7am Sleep ins. Hours to be discussed further with the employer. TASKS CAN INCLUDE Supporting me with dressing Making sure I am safe at all times around the house Providing me with companionship Providing me with a drink before Bed Placing my toothbrush out for me to clean my teeth Lay clothes out ready for the morning. Prepare breakfast before leaving ready for when I wake. TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Preferably someone with experience in a caring role Someone who is friendly and happy to have a chat Would suit a male or female applicant Someone punctual and reliable Someone who respects the privacy and confidentiality of working in someone else’s home ABOUT THE JOB The post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS Disclosure (Police Check) which will need to be carried out before employment can commence. The cost of this will be met by the employer (Local Authority). The relevant checks will be carried out to ensure any applicant has the right to work in the UK before you start work. 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 on a four weekly basis and appropriate holiday pay given. Please Note: Dewis Centre for Independent Living is acting on behalf of a third party and will not be your employer, or be liable for any issues arising out of your employment should you be offered employment.