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Personal Assistant Application Form Submission

Title (required): Mr.

Town (required): Cardiff
County (required): Rhondda Cynon Taf

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 am currently employed by Dewis as a personal assistant providing care to a service user. I have been supporting this individual for a number of years. I am a dedicated, compassionate, committed and punctual individual who strives to always provide the best possible care for the individuals I support. Within my time as a personal assistant I have a great deal of experience supporting with day to day care, meal times, personal care, encouragement to socialise and participate in various activities, supervising with walking their dogs, as well as assisting with any activities they like to participate in whether it be within the home or outside. I have experience encouraging both social and emotional development, fully supporting the individual throughout to become more confident and independent to meet their personal goals. Health, safety and well-being is always paramount to me as a personal assistant and I always ensure the individual I am working for feels safe, supported and comfortable in my care.

What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? (required): There are many qualities I find important as a personal assistant and these are qualities I show both in my personal and professional life. I am a very patient and naturally calm individual which I believe is a key quality to have when supporting any individual’s needs. I am organised and I can easily adapt to any situation when needed. I think it’s crucial to be adaptive and supportive when working with someone with additional needs, as well as being positive, reassuring, patient, understanding and kind throughout. I feel it’s important to build a rapport with the person whom I will be supporting as this is incredibly beneficial to establishing trust and reliability ensuring they feel fully comfortable in my care. I like to engage with the individual to be able to build on their current interests as well as finding new interests for them, which often builds on their confidence.

How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? (required): I feel I can positively contribute to the needs and independence of this person in many ways, firstly, as stated in the job description, the individual is looking for a personal assistant to help support them with activities in and out of the home, I already hold experience in my current role with helping expand and work on different interests and hobbies, this is something I feel I could bring to this individual in this new role ensuring I listened carefully to what sort of things they would like to try, reassuring them I will be there every step of the way. I can encourage the individual to build up confidence in social situations and help them engage in different ways in order to meet their goals. The individual states they need reassurance and friendship to help them from feeling anxious, I feel I would be the perfect person to help support and encourage them to feel confident enough to leave the house, and also to want to leave the the house eventually also. I am a friendly individual who enjoys being able to help and support others, making them feel a sense of relief and confidence when overcoming a fear or struggle of theirs.

What is it about PA work which appeals to you? (required): I am a professional, caring, kind and compassionate individual who has a passion for the type of work I do. I have a naturally caring personality, along with a willingness to always help and assist others with their specific needs which is why a personal assistant role appeals to me so much. My personal attributes as well as my experience makes me believe this is a perfect role for me to undertake as I expand my knowledge within this industry. I love helping others, helping them reach their goals or personal aims, along with reassuring them and being a friendly face to rely upon. Within a personal assistant job I feel I can do just this, while getting job satisfaction and supporting someone who really needs it.

What are your hobbies/interests?: My hobbies and interests include spending quality time with my friends and family, day trips out to explore new places, pushing myself out of my comfort zone and trying new things, visiting the cinema and going bowling is a firm favourite of mine at weekends. I love walking my 3 dogs as often as I can, discovering new parks or fields for them to enjoy too. I love baking and cooking and trying out new recipes for my friends and family to enjoy. I love listening to music and often try to find new artists I can enjoy listening too.

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): Monday - Friday (days)

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.: I care for a individual on a Saturday into Sunday morning (25.5 hour shift - 8am Saturday - 9:30am Sunday)

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/

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?: Cardiff & Rhondda Cynon Taf

How many hours of work can you offer per week?: 35

Please indicate the approximate times that you are available for work throughout the week.: Monday AM/Monday PM/Tuesday AM/Tuesday PM/Wednesday AM/Wednesday PM/Thursday AM/Thursday PM/Friday AM/Friday PM/Sunday PM /