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Personal Assistant Application Form Submission  

Title (required): Mrs. 

Address 2: Pentyrch  
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 always wanted to work as a nurse/care worker and when I was 16 I volunteered for an agency called friends for you where we took young children who were vulnerable and had learning disabilities out in the community once a week to enjoy a nice activity to give respite to there parents. I went on to have 3 daughters so that then was put on the back burner and after I had my last child I went into admin work and worked in a drs surgery but after a year I realised I wasnt getting any older so applied for a job that caught my eye. It was a support worker at a residential school called Craig Y Parc this was a school for children and young adults with severe learning disabilities and complex needs.There we would pick up the guys at 3.30 from class take them over to there place of living chat with them ask them what they would like to do for the evening have tea personal care and bed. I did this for 6years. I then saw an advert in Sense Cymru day centre there again a support worker this time we picked the guys up from there house at 9am took them to the centre and we had a fun filled day promoting independent cooking, arts and crafts, reflexology,hydro and much more. I did this for 2 years then right now my current position there is Team leader where I have my own team to manage I have done this for 2 years. From my time as a support worker over the years I have learned, Gastrostomy feeds, tracheostomy, Epilepsy plans and seizures along with administrating medication and rescue meds. NG tubes and much more. I am currently up to date with all training. Manual handling, first aid, health and safety,dysphagia,Maybo. 

What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? (required): To work along side someone who had complex needs you must first really want to do it and give it your 100% you need to be confident, caring, kind ,reliable, trustworthy and understand that everyone has a voice and there needs need to be heard and met. You need to be energetic and must have experience with using your own initiative and planning activities. Especially on a rainy day. 

How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? (required): One thing I have learnt over the years is that we are the voices of children and young adults who have disabilities. We must earn there trust and work along side them set goals, provide choices whether it be an outfit choice, use assisting devices to cook independently, and and assist as much as needed but avoid doing everything for them. Definately do not invade there space and remember to provide privacy and dignity at all times. 

What is it about PA work which appeals to you? (required): I believe independence is an extremely rewarding experience and being able to give children with learning disabilities the support they need to live day-to-day and allowing myself to see the results of my hard work is such am amazing job. 

What are your hobbies/interests?: I am a mum to 3 beautiful young ladies. I like to spend 1-1 time with them shopping, cinema, pampering sessions. When I have 5 mminutes to myself I like to read, go for a jog and catch up with my reality shows. 

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): All through the week and some weekends  

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

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/ 

Please provide details if necessary:  

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 
How many hours of work can you offer per week?: 24 
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/Saturday AM/Sunday AM/ 
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