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JOB DESCRIPTION

Part-time Personal Assistant 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I’m an elderly woman living in Penarth with my tabby cat. I am an independent lady but require support with day to day tasks. I lose my balance easily and enable to complete tasks such as making my bed, filling and emptying the dishwasher. I have a tremor in my right hand and since January I have been housebound from falling down the stairs. I have recently been in and out of hospital with angina issues.

PURPOSE OF JOB

I am looking to employ a Personal Assistant to support me within my home and with accessing the local community. PA to support with helping me maintain my independence and help me feel less isolated.

HOURS OF WORK

8 hours per week (would consider 2x PA’s)

RATES OF PAY

£9.50 per hour

TASKS INVOLVED

  • Supervising me out in the community, to the bank and to the shops
  • Ensure I am safe at all times
  • Sit with me and provide company around the house
  • Support with daily domestic tasks around the house i.e. making the bed, emptying the dishwasher
  • Some personal care, support in out and out of the shower/bath

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • PA to have a good sense of humour
  • PA to support me but not take over
  • Awareness of how my condition affects me
  • PA to have full driving licence, own vehicle with business class insurance

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