Personal Assistant Application Form Submission

Title (required): Mr.Town (required): CardiffCounty (required): CardiffI 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): YesPlease 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): Ive been supporting vulnerable adults with various learning and physical disabilities for 19 years, all in a voluntary capacity, for a charity in Cardiff and a couple more in Bristol, for the latter, where Im originally from. Although they are spread out. Ive performed my duties in group and personal settings. For the groups Im part of above, Ive generally helped with day to day socialising, e.g. eating out, bowling, cinema, short breaks, sport events etc. Ive also carried out one to one support for men of various ages, including personal care. Where the member alone decides what they would like to do. Im quite flexible. In the past month, Ive got an updated DBS and Carers Wales approval, available upon request. I can get another personal reference, from a member Ive supported outside of the charity events, going back to when Covid originally started, in March 2020What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? (required): Treating everyone as individuals, with care, compassion, patience, trust and integrity, in a befriending capacity. As far as possible, at a support level that works for the person, with help they alone require. Offering as much time and patience needed. Bearing in mind some days for them are better than others. I believe the volunteers and members Ive assisted in the past and currently would regard me as adaptable, reliable, trustworthy, uses initiative, and good fun to be around.How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? (required): At the individuals pace, helping to positively promote their successes, whether large or small. Even a small step is in the right direction. I do though think its important the person probably has to adapt, to the environment they are in and therefore the PA needs to take this into account. For example, perhaps less assistance at home, more when they are out. My aim is to give them the confidence to assert their independence, using any methods they or I can think of, to help them integrate more into society.What is it about PA work which appeals to you? (required): One of the key benefits is seeing the persons potential, getting them to see (not everyone is the same) they can possibly do more than they think. Encouraging them (if they wish) to try new things, building friendships with others. As its something I genuinely enjoy, Im looking to do this in a paid capacity, ideally closer to where I live in Cardiff.What are your hobbies/interests?: My personal interests are broadly the same, as noted above, although I do like going to the theatre, classical concerts etc.Would you consider a casual position if you are unsuccessful with this job? (required): YesDo you speak any other languages? (required): NoDo you drive? (required): YesAre you a vehicle owner?  (required): YesDo you smoke? (required): NoAre you able to undertake training? (required): YesWhat days/nights are you able to work, or prefer to work?  (required): Evenings, weekends.Are there any circumstances which would prevent you from providing cover or swapping a shift? (required): NoIf you would like to expand on the answers given above? Please use the box below.: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/Please provide details if necessary:I agree that there is nothing which would prevent me from doing this job. (required): YesI consent to the above (required): YesI agree that the information I provide will be posted to the Dewis CIL PA noticeboard (all personal information will be withheld).: YesWhat geographical area’s are you able to cover?: Cardiff and the surrounding area.How many hours of work can you offer per week? (required): Around 10Please indicate the approximate times that you are available for work throughout the week.: Monday PM/Tuesday PM/Wednesday PM/Thursday PM/Friday PM/Saturday AM/Saturday PM/Saturday Overnight/Sunday AM/Sunday PM /Sunday Overnight/Further Information: For weekdays Monday to Thursday, from around 18:00