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JOB DESCRIPTION
Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

Would you like to support a couple to live an independent life in the community? This gentleman desperately needs your support to stay safe at night when he wakes up. If you would like the opportunity to make a difference in this family’s life and give this Service User a chance to live independently, then you have found the right job for you.

If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity, apply now to express your interest. Experience of working with people who have Dementia is desirable. This post is funded through the Direct Payments scheme and is intended to enable this family to manage their support independently by employing their own personal assistant.

PURPOSE OF JOB

To help me live independently and to keep me safe.

PLACE OF WORK

At my home in Pantmawr, Cardiff.

HOURS OF WORK

Night times on an ad hoc basis.

RATE OF PAY

£10.00 per hour.

£62.42 per night.

Please note: Rate of pay will be paid hourly/ per night, depending on circumstances throughout the night.


TASKS INVOLVED

• Provide companionship through good interaction.
• Support this gentleman during the night and keep him safe. This gentleman needs support when he wakes up and gets out of bed.
• Ensure this man stays safe and does not fall.
• Encourage this man to get back into bed get comfortable and go back to sleep
• Support and prompt this man to take care of his personal cleanliness when he is up and about.
• Report any issues to his family.


TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

Active and energetic.
• Proactive individual with local knowledge.
• A good sense of humour.
• Caring, honest, responsible and patient.
• Flexibility around hours of work and main duties of the job.
• Reliable with good time keeping.
• Able to use own initiative and be self-motivated.
• Able to maintain confidentiality and be aware of privacy.
• An ability to develop and maintain a supportive relationship.
• Good communication and inter-personal skills.


Desirable qualities

Experience of working with people who have Dementia is desirable.

ABOUT THE JOB

Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A probation period will be necessary in the first instance. Wages will be paid 4 weekly. 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.
Please Note: Dewis Centre for Independent Living is acting on behalf of a third party and will not be your employer or be liable for any issues arising out of your employment should you be offered employment. Thank you.