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Personal Assistant Application Form Submission 

Title (required): Miss. 

Address 2: Splott

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 have previously worked for Dewis as a PA to an elderly lady with demetia, together we created a safe space within her home which helped her gain independence and happiness. I have also worked with customer based roles which has allowed me to gain experience of people from all walks of life. I am currently completing a psychology degree which ha also allowed me to gain extensive knowledge of emotional and psychological wellbeing. I am also highly organised and would describe myself as someone who seeks to motivate people to realise their potential. 

What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? (required): When working with a disabled person it is extremely important to have a patient, caring and empathetic nature. The main objective as a PA is to ensure the service user is comfortable and to achieve this you need to demonstrate the ability to listen and adapt. I think reliability is an important factor so the service user can gain confidence in the PA, this will also help a consistent routine will occur. I can provide motivation and place emphasis on positive aspects of their life. Offering encouragement and support is vital to gaining independence both inside and outside of their home. 

How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? (required): I can make sure I am reliable and consistent and well prepared for my shift. I will ensure I am mindful of the service users needs and offer encouragement and support at all times. I will also provide reassurance when needed. I will be respectful of the service user and their property. 

What is it about PA work which appeals to you? (required): I have previously worked as a PA and thoroughly enjoyed my role and I have a caring nature. My current studies in psychology are a gateway for me to progress into neuroscience and mental health care so it is my passion to help others. I gain a great sense of satisfaction when I can help someone to fulfill their potentials. No one should be restricted or treated differently because they have a mental or physical disability. We are all great and sometimes support and encouragement can help others realise this. 

What are your hobbies/interests?: My favorite hobby is sport, I love watching football, tennis and formula 1. I am also doing a psychology degree and learning how the brain works has also become a hobby of mine. I have an outgoing personality so i love spending time with my family and Socialising with friends. I am a keen reader and I love boxsets. 

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): No 
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): i can not work nights. I can work Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. I can do occasional saturdays aswell. 

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.: university commitments 

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?: central Cardiff 

How many hours of work can you offer per week?: 12 

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