CDF55 To request further information or to arrange an interview please Click here Personal Assistant Application Form Submission Title (required): Miss. Town (required): Ystrad Mynach County (required): Hengoed 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): UAL Extended Level 3 in Creative Media and Film Production - Distinction UAL Level 3 in Creative Media and Film Production - Distinction UAL Level 2 in Creative Media and Film Production - Distinction GCSE English & Maths - Pass I studied Film Production for a year and a half at UCA Farnham, which is a school for Creative Arts. I was constantly surrounded by Arts and Culture which I can see is very important to you. My twin brother has autism and learning difficulties, I have grown up learning to understand how to empathise and assist him in anyway he needs. What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? (required): Listening/ great communication skills are essential. Whether its verbal, or body language, its important to listen, and respond in a respectful and caring way. Of course, patience is very important, as I understand some actions or tasks may take a bit more time for some over others, and thats completely okay! Most importantly, building a trustworthy relationship is key. That means being reliable, flexible and having the ability to adapt with no questions asked. How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? (required): I grew up with a single mother who had to balance work, education, her social life and parenting. That meant a lot of the time, I was independent - I had to learn my independence through my role models and peers, usually my Art/ Film teachers. Its really important to have someone in your life who you can connect with through hobbies and interests, who also can offer helpful advice. I had to learn to cook for myself, look after myself, and to also push myself to be more social. A lot of this was done through art, it was a great tool to really express myself and learn who I am as an individual. What is it about PA work which appeals to you? (required): PA work seems really rewarding. The idea of working with someone in a collaborative effort to ensure personal fulfilment is really special and unique. As a person, I love helping others. I always cook for my partner, and offer that to anyone else in my home. I am also always open for a chat about anything, which I often find has great results for the person I am talking to, and myself of course. What are your hobbies/interests?: I enjoy creating and experiencing art as a whole (from film to paintings, and anything in-between), animation, anime (still a beginner), video games, fashion, I collect vinyl records, and I also love vintage furniture too! 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): My schedule is very flexible, so any day! 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/ 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, Caerphilly, Hengoed How many hours of work can you offer per week?: Part time 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/Saturday PM/Sunday AM/Sunday PM / Further Information: I do not drive, so Sunday times may vary.