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Personal Assistant Application Form Submission 

Title (required): Mr. 

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 more than 20 years’ experience as a chef. I have recently completed a care training package, and am currently seeking work in this area. Fluent in Portuguese and English, I have excellent communication and interpersonal skills in both languages. 

What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? (required): Ability to help someone to feel comfortable, safe, and also as independent as he/she would like to be. Being caring and practical. Understanding and patience may be needed in certain instances. Being organised, but also adaptable and flexible in order to accommodate last minute changes of mind or plan. Respectful, including respect for confidentiality. 

How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? (required): I am a very organised individual, who is also flexible and respectful. I would always strive to meet the needs of the person, including for them to be as independent as possible, while remaining safe. I have recently completed a care course, and have a good understanding of the various care needs of disabled people. I have worked professionally as a chef for more than 20 years, so have the ability to prepare tempting and nutritious meals. Working as a chef has also given me good customer service skills, and the ability to work quickly and under pressure. 

What is it about PA work which appeals to you? (required): I am drawn to PA work from wanting to help people. I enjoy cooking, and have loved working in kitchens, but now I feel that I want to build on those skills, and work more closely with people, including preparing individual meals for them, and sharing their stories. 

What are your hobbies/interests?: I enjoy running, cooking, drawing, and painting. I also really like animals, so would be happy to support someone with pets - looking after them/walking them, etc. 

Would you consider a casual position if you are unsuccessful with this job? (required): Yes 

Do you drive? (required): No 
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): Any 

Are there any circumstances which would prevent you from providing cover or swapping a shift? (required): Yes 

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: Plasnewydd, Roath, Adamsdown, Splott, Heath 

How many hours of work can you offer per week?: 16 hours 

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