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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 am currently working as a Special Education Needs Teaching assistant, my role sees me working 1-1 with a year 6 student with learning difficulties and epilepsy. Prior to this role in Cardiff I had the same job title back in Bristol, however I would work as a substitute SEN T.A. I would work in many different schools, I would support all age ranges and levels of special education needs across Bristol. Concurrently to working as a Teaching Assistant, I worked two days a week as a personal assistant for a man in his forties who has an autism and learning difficulties diagnosis. I worked closely with him for a year, we would go shopping, socialise, maintain his home, take part in leisure activities such as bike rides and Dungeons & Dragons and so much more. I met this gentleman as I was his support worker, I was an employee and he was a service user of Garland Support, who were a support service operating in Bristol. I worked for Garland Support for 12 months, however they closed their Bristol branch and the sister of the aforementioned service user employed me directly to take over his support as his P.A. 

What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? (required): Being caring and kind are essential when working as a P.A. I am conscientious and look to be ahead of certain obstacles and problems, this is vital for minimising issues. It is important to socialise and chat, equally it is hugely important to remember you are working closely with someone and in their space, so knowing when to be quiet is equally important. 

How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? (required): I can enable the independence of the person I’m working with through communication, listening to the wants and wishes of the individual you’re working with. Listening is key but my own communication is vital, letting the person I am working with know what I’m doing or about to do. I would try not to slip into patterns and assume that the person I’m assisting wants a certain action completed in the same way as previously, removing the voice of the individual is the antithesis of my role. 

What is it about PA work which appeals to you? (required): I have enjoyed P.A. work as I work well with people 1-to-1. I get a great deal of job satisfaction from enabling an individual to live their life, maximising their independence. 

What are your hobbies/interests?: I have a degree in art and I have continued to paint, make art & crafts ever since. I love going to the gym, I really enjoy the steam room at the end. I also like going on walks, cycling, kicking a ball about & playing squash. I certainly wouldn’t describe myself as an accomplished chef, but I enjoy cooking nevertheless. I enjoy going to the cinema, although I don’t go as much as I’d like to. Watching a series on TV or gaming are things I like to do after a hard days work. 

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): Weekdays. I could be flexible with weekends as and when required. 

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

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/