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Personal Assistant Application Form Submission  

Title *: Miss. 

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 have 8 years experience working in care. I have worked with a variety individuals with various care needs such as elderly care in nursing homes, autism, learning disabilities, mental health issues and individuals with physical health conditions. While working at various care establishments I have supported individuals to carry out day to day tasks, helping them in the community, cooking meals, cleaning and driving individuals to appointments and activities. I have worked with individuals with various health conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, sleep apnea etc. I have had training in how to deal with these conditions and understand the importance of exercising patience and understanding when working with these individuals. 


What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? *: It is important to be caring, friendly and approachable when caring for individuals as it is vital that the person you are caring for feels safe and able to voice their needs and wants. It is also important to make sure that the individual feels safe in your care and able to express their feelings openly. Being a good listener is extremely important as you need to make sure you understand what help needs to be given and to fulfil the person’s needs to the best of your ability. Being respectful of people’s dignity, beliefs and privacy is also very important when working in care. And allows you to build a bond of trust between yourself and the person you are caring for. When caring for a disabled person it is vital that you are patient with them. Whatever their disability may be it will affect their lives in some way or another and you must allow that person the time they need to perform whatever tasks that they may struggle with. It is important to be Knowledgeable of the disability or condition of the individual you are caring for. Throughout my time in care I have made sure all of my training has been up to date and I understand the persons needs and how best to help them. Good communication is key when working in care as it is important that both you and the individual you are supporting are on the same page at all times and you both understand what is happening at any given time.  


How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? *: I have 8 years’ worth of experience working in care with many different people with a range of disabilities ranging from elderly care, autism, mental health, and physical disabilities. I make sure my caring approach is person centred and consistent. I have experience undertaking personal care, help in the community, driving individuals to appointment and activities and also arranging outings and day trips. During my 8 years in care I have learned a great deal but I am also aware that there is always more to learn and each individual I care for teaches me something new which improves my skills and character as a person and a carer. 


What is it about PA work which appeals to you? *: A number of aspects of PA work appeal to me. I enjoy meeting and getting to know new people and learning about their experiences. This also helps to assist my own development by gaining valuable knowledge about a variety of disabilities and to improve my caring skills. I’m also attracted to being able to build up a relationship with one person and getting to learn their wants and needs at a more in depth level than I have been able to do whilst working at a larger care establishment. I believe this will present a new kind of challenge and will enable me to offer a more tailored and personable type of care for the individual.  


What are your hobbies/interests?: I enjoy cooking and often cook for friends and family at dinner parties and get togethers. I love to read fantasy novels I have a 2 year old cavapoo named Django who I Iove taking on long walks. I also play badminton once a week at my local gym.  


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 days/nights during the week and some weekends  


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?: 30 Hours 

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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