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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I’m a lady in my mid-50s living in Barry, not far from Barry Island. I had a brain injury in 2019 which has affected my sight, mobility, concentration and memory. It can take me a while to find words and express myself. I experience visual seizures and tire very easily. I use a stick when out walking and am due to get a wheelchair soon.

A lot of planning goes into the smallest task. For example, before I shower I need to carefully plan my clothing and make sure everything is ready to use. I find this tiring therefore, I need assistance around tasks like this.

I find it hard to regulate my emotions and sometimes start crying unexpectedly. I can go from happy to sad without any warning.

PLACE OF WORK

Your job will be within my home in Barry and local surrounding area.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

You will support me to live independently in my home and help with day to day living.

HOURS OF WORK

13.5 HOURS PER WEEK

Thursday 3 hour call - 11:30 - 14:30 and 1 hour bedtime call - 19:30 - 20:30

Friday 1 hour teatime call - 16:00 - 17:00 and 1 hour bedtime call - 19:30 - 20:30

Saturday 1 hour teatime 16:00 - 17:00 and 1 hour bedtime call - 19:30 - 20:30

Sunday 1 hour Morning call 8:30 - 9:30 , 1 hours teatime call 16:00 - 17:00 and 1 hour bedtime call 19:30 - 20:30

You will also be expected to cover the other PA's annual leave and sickness.

(Please note hours may be slightly flexible) 

RATE OF PAY

£10.25 per hour, WEEKDAYS

£11.00 per hour, WEEKENDS

TASKS INVOLVED

  • Freshly preparing meals
  • Assistance with showering and other personal care
  • Selecting and preparing my clothing for the day
  • Basic support with domestic duties – washing, cleaning, changing bedding
  • Support to manage, organise and arrange appointments
  • Taking me to hospital / doctor appointments
  • Online shopping
  • Taking my dog for a walk
  • Weekly shopping, which I will sometimes join in and packing items away in cupboard
  • Accompanying me for meals out / coffee shops / days out
  • Going to the garden centre and assisting me to maintain my garden – planting flowers, cutting the lawn etc
  • An awareness of my home environment and not moving things to different place

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • An enthusiastic and friendly person is important, with a good sense of humour
  • Some experience of epilepsy and brain injury is desirable but not essential
  • Some knowledge and understanding of visual impairment is desirable but not essential.
  • Good communication skills and positive attitude towards this type of work
  • Kind nature and quiet and calm
  • You must be able to freshly prepare a meal
  • An understanding of food safety and hygiene while working in the kitchen
  • Understanding of my changeable emotions
  • Very important that you are dependable and reliable
  • Someone who enjoys gardening
  • Someone who I can confidently and easily build rapport with
  • Confident around dogs 
  • Car driver / owner

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. I will be your legal employer. The wage will be paid 4-weekly by BACS from the Centre for Independent Living.  You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You will be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you.

Thank you.