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JOB DESCRIPTION

        Part-time Personal Assistant

 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

 

I am an 88 year old lady living with my daughter in Penarth. I am from Penarth originally but have spent some of my life in Africa, where some of my family still live. I used to work for the Post Office as a Telegraphist and I also worked for British Airways. I used to enjoy cooking and baking but don’t do these things anymore. I like watching television, especially Casualty and the old films when they’re on. I can seem quite introverted at times, but I do really enjoy company and having a chat. My daughter said that I am happy to be an observer of life. I have Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia but these are managed very well.

 

 

PURPOSE OF JOB

 

I am looking for a Personal Assistant who can provide companionship for me, allowing my daughter to have a bit of a break from her caring role.

 

HOURS OF WORK

 

6 hours to be used on one Saturday per fortnight.

 

RATES OF PAY

 

£11.30 per hour

 

TASKS INVOLVED

 

  • Provide company for me whilst my daughter is out
  • Make a light lunch
  • Make me a drink
  • Take me out for a drive

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

 

  • Someone who can anticipate what I need e.g. prompt me to have a drink
  • Someone bright and bubbly
  • Someone who is happy and able to hold a conversation
  • Someone who can encourage and support me
  • Car driver/owner with a car that can fit my wheelchair

 

 

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 four weekly and appropriate holiday pay given.

The post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS (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.