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Personal Assistant Application Form Submission  

 

Title *: Miss. 

Address 2: Cathays 

Town *: 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. *: 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. *: I am currently second year Cardiff University Physiotherapy student. In the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, I got a full time job as Carer for elderly people visiting them in their homes in London. This role involved personal care, preparing meals, administering medication and most importantly chatting with them, as in lockdown I would often be their only form of social interaction. In my last year of 6th Form, I got a part-time job caring for a young girl with Cerebral Palsy and other complex needs. In this role, I worked alongside a senior buddy to provide care. This involved administering medication and food via gastrostomy, using a hoist for transfers (as she was a wheelchair user), personal care and playing/chatting/watching TV with the girl. On some occasions I would also take her outside on a walk. I am trained in First Aid, manual handling and medication administrating. I have also had a part time job working at weddings, this role has taught me effective team-working and communication skills. In terms of qualifications, I have : 3 A Levels in Biology, PE and Psychology Level 3 BTEC Distinction* in Health and Social Care 8 GCSEs with grades A-B 

 

What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? *: It is important for a personal assistant to have good and flexible communication skills. This would not only involve being chatty but also using appropriate body language and tone of voice so that the disabled person feels respected, dignified and not patronised. It is also important to use active listening, such as nodding your head and using encouraging words, so the individual feels understood. It is also important to be compassionate, empathetic and caring, so that the disabled individual feels safe and secure in your care. In addition, a personal assistant should show respect and dignity to the disabled person which could involve always making sure they are modestly dressed. Another key quality is to be reliable and committed. Missing a session with a disabled person could have knock on effects. Firstly, the individual may feel let down and disappointed but also this may affect the family whom would have to make rearrangements. Being committed and reliable also means you can build a better relationship with the disabled person. And of course to love Netflix!! 

 

How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? *: I can help them to become more independent, for example encouraging them to take up new hobbies and try new things. Also, by promoting them to make their own decisions, even if it is smaller things like what film to put on.  

 

What is it about PA work which appeals to you? *: This role appeals to me as I believe it is more than just an assistant, in a way you are building a friendship and a relationship with the service user. I like the idea that I will be making someones day and making the lives of the families much easier by providing respite.  

 

What are your hobbies/interests?: I am studying at Uni at the moment as a Physiotherapy student so I enjoy learning about the human body. In my spare time, I enjoy going out for meals, going shopping or watching Netflix. When I am back home in London, I usually go out and play golf with my father. 

 

Would you consider a casual position if you are unsuccessful with this job? *: Yes 

 

Do you drive? *: Yes 

Are you a vehicle owner? *: Yes 

Do you smoke? *: No 

 

Are you able to undertake training? *: Yes 

 

What days/nights are you able to work, or prefer to work? *: Any day would be fine 

 apart from the day of Monday as I am in Uni. And on the weekends, I would prefer a Sunday. However I am very flexible.  

 

Are there any circumstances which would prevent you from providing cover or swapping a shift? *: No 

 

If 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? *: No/ 

 

Please provide details if necessary:  

 
I agree that there is nothing which would prevent me from doing this job. *: Yes 

 

I consent to the above *: 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 

 

How many hours of work can you offer per week?: 5-10 

 

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

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