Personal Assistant Application Form Submission

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Reference number of job being applied for (required): VOG601
I confirm that I have the right to work in the UK and am able to prove my eligibility status when required to do so. (required): Yes
Please read the Job Description carefully before providing information in this Section of the Application Form. Give details of your previous employment or experience which you think would help you to do this job. (required): I was a member of a trampolining club called Caerau Vale for 12 years, until I was 18. I trained twice a week as well as coaching young people aged 5 to 13 during the final 3 years of my time there. I thoroughly enjoyed trampolining and it taught me to regulate not only myself but the equipment and the training of my gymnasts. I learned valuable skills such as time keeping, teamwork, leadership and skills concerning working with young people. Specifically, I gained the ability to be patient when young people are struggling, and to go at their pace whilst still helping them forward. Throughout my second and third years of university I have been a part of Nightline, a volunteer-run service similar to the Samaritans that exclusively runs overnight for university students. This experience has been challenging yet rewarding, and allowed me to learn key interpersonal and conflict management skills as well as giving me experience with delicate situations and the people they concern. I have taken calls from those with anxiety, depression, OCD as well as people having panic attacks and suffering from past trauma.
What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? (required): Understanding, patience and initiative. Understanding because I will be working with someone less able than myself, which will require empathy and an ability to recognise their struggles. Patience because doing so will require me not to work at my own pace, but at someone else’s, and to remember that their needs are important. Initiative because working with a disabled person may require innovation or creativity with activities, solutions to problems, and encouragement when problems are met in order to overcome them.
How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? (required): I can be seen as a friendly and gentle yet useful individual by them, and I wish to provide them with the help they need to live a life closer to that which they would like to live. I am a very sociable person who makes friends easily, adapts to a variety of social situations and feel I could bring this to a disabled person’s life in order to make them feel comfortable around me.
What is it about PA work which appeals to you? (required): I have a keen interest in health and well-being. As a Psychology student I am passionate about the problems people face from a Psychological perspective, as well as psychological disorder. In the future, I hope to work in psychotherapeutic, and hope to gain valuable experience here which assists in future roles with young people and those with disabilities. Additionally, I feel I have the skillset and personality suited to PA work, and would take pride in bringing it to a PA position.
What are your hobbies/interests?: I am an avid gamer, and see it as my downtime. I can get very deeply invested in games, as well as their production and the stories they can artfully tell. I read often, generally around my university subject but I enjoy fantasy and fiction very much too. I also enjoy baking and socialising with my friends in a variety of settings.
Would you consider a casual position if you are unsuccessful with this job? (required): Yes
Do you drive? (required): Yes
Are you a vehicle owner?  (required): Yes
Do you smoke? (required): No
Are you able to undertake training? (required): Yes
What days/nights are you able to work, or prefer to work?  (required): Preferably weekends and late afternoons/evenings
Are there any circumstances which would prevent you from providing cover or swapping a shift? (required): Yes
If you would like to expand on the answers given above? Please use the box below.: My university timetable requires about 8 hours of my time from Monday to Friday for lectures and meetings. Aside from this, I am more than happy to provide cover and be flexible with shifts.
Is there is any such information you wish to disclose, relating to any cautions or convictions which will appear on your mandatory DBS check? (required): No/
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I agree that there is nothing which would prevent me from doing this job. (required): Yes
I consent to the above (required): Yes
I agree that the information I provide will be posted to the Dewis CIL PA noticeboard (all personal information will be withheld).: Yes
What geographical area’s are you able to cover?: Penarth, Dinas Powys, Sully, Barry, South Cardiff and Cardiff Bay
How many hours of work can you offer per week?: 6
Please indicate the approximate times that you are available for work throughout the week.: Monday AM/Monday PM/Monday Overnight/Tuesday AM/Tuesday PM/Tuesday Overnight/Wednesday AM/Wednesday PM/Wednesday Overnight/Thursday AM/Thursday PM/Thursday Overnight/Friday AM/Friday PM/Friday Overnight/Saturday AM/Saturday PM/Saturday Overnight/Sunday AM/Sunday PM /Sunday Overnight/
Further Information: My availability is subject to my university timetable. As stated, this will only take up about 8 hours of my time, and will be released in early February when I begin semester 2.