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Personal Assistant Application Form Submission

Title (required): Mrs.

Address 2: Canton
Town (required): CARDIFF

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 been a healthcare assistant for 15 years. Before that I worked in the NHS for 22 years. I have a vast experience of working with people with a wide variety of needs from social outings to complex care e.g. PEG feeding, Bowel care, Spinal cord injuries, medication administration, dementia, challenging behaviour etc. I am trained in all manual handling techniques and every aspect of personal care.

What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? (required): Patience, empathy, an ability to understand the persons condition and requirements. A cheerful disposition. To be confident and competent. The ability to be flexible. To be reliable.

How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? (required): I possess the qualities I have mentioned in the above paragraph 😃 (To understand the persons condition, I would need to read their care plan)

What is it about PA work which appeals to you? (required): I like interacting with people and it gives me a sense of achievement knowing that I am making a positive difference to their lives. I have cared for both my parents in their old age and I find it so sad that some people do not have the quality care that my own parents had.

What are your hobbies/interests?: In March last year (the first lockdown), my friends and I started an online quiz. Each week, one of us has to devise a quiz and post it on our WhatsApp group. We play every Tuesday evening. Its been a life-saver during this pandemic! I also enjoy reading, watching films and going for walks.

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 3pm -10pm, alternate Wednesday and Thursdays 8am-3pm, Tuesday sleep shift 10pm-8am.

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 currently have another job but Im looking for more suitable hours.

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 VALE OF GLAMORGAN RCT

How many hours of work can you offer per week?: 25 AT THE MOMENT DUE TO MY OTHER JOB COMMITMENTS

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

Further Information: If I were to be offered more hours with this company, I would reduce my hours with my current job.