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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a lady in my 50’s and I live with my husband in Barry. I used to train horses and had several accidents which have led to me having physical disabilities. My most recent was an accrued brain injury due to a fall from a horse. I have worked all my adult life (both employed and self-employed) I am determined to become as mobile as possible. I have a sociable personality and enjoy having friends and family visit. I’ve always been an animal love

PURPOSE OF JOB

I am relaxed and content at home but I am keen for my husband to have time to himself and would like to employ a personal assistant to support me to go shopping and to go for coffee, enabling my husband to enjoy his hobbies. I would also benefit from having company and support at home to help me bake cakes and support with mobilising to the bathroom and accessing the facilities. 

PLACE OF WORK

At my home and in the local area of Barry

HOURS OF WORK

There is 21 hours per week available, one particular day would be every Saturday 07:30-13:00 and a Monday evening, times and additional hours can be discussed at interview

RATE OF PAY

£10.00 per hour

TASKS INVOLVED

  • Assistance to toilet and showering when required
  • Assistance with lunch and evening meals
  • Changing bed and laundry
  • Socialising and going for coffee and walks
  • Local trips to parks, beaches and shops
  • Other reasonable duties

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Experience in caring is essential
  • Experience with working with Brain Injury would be desirable
  • Good time keeper
  • Clean driving license
  • Happy to be around family pets (no dog walking involved)
  • Basic cookery skills including baking

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.  The wage will be paid monthly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living.  You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You may be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you.