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Personal Assistant Application Form Submission

Title (required): Miss.
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 employed as a part time shift lead for the CAV 24/7 NHS service at Cardiff Royal infirmary, which means I am in regular contact with vulnerable persons and patients, with a wide variety of healthcare needs. For this post I hold a valid DBS. I have also been previously working as a student veterinary nurse for Valley Vets, as well as currently a part time receptionist for the veterinary hospital. Both of these post have required me to be friendly and conversational with clients, as well as fulfilling caring tasks for patients such as cleaning, meal preparation, holistic therapies, and other such tasks.

What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? (required): Being patient, understanding, and caring. I believe it is important to let your service user lead the care they require or desire - unless there are severe circumstances which require otherwise. However primarily I believe as a career you are there for physical and emotional support, and in do so well you can lift someone’s spirit it’s and make their experience of disability less isolating.

How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? (required): I am frequently complimented by my colleagues and clients for being friendly, bubbly and chatty. I firmly believe that conversation can completely shape someone’s experience of a service, and allowing a natural flow of friendly conversation puts people at ease, and makes their experience more rewarding. I am also a proud home cook, cooking all of my meals from scratch most days despite a busy diary. I believe in traditional home cooked meals to offer not only nutrition but mental substance and wellbeing.

What is it about PA work which appeals to you? (required): I have always enjoyed building and maintaining good relationships with my patients and clients, and think the one on one setting within someone’s home offers a unique working dynamic to nurture this so it flourishes. I am a big advocate for community work, and want to try my best to help those in need local to me.

What are your hobbies/interests?: In my personal life I oil paint and draw, recently exhibiting an oil paint portrait of my father in Penarths annual open group exhibition for artists (sept-Oct 2023). I’m not sure I’d call myself an artist, but I have also lead and taught community art workshops for both adults and youth to promote community engagement and creative skills. I find painting very relaxing, and have also always volunteered for museums when I can, I have a history for volunteering as an invigilator or arts educator for galleries and museums in London, Bristol and Cardiff. I am also a very keen gardener, having had allotments in the past I now am trying to work on my balcony garden. For research I enjoy walking and exploring various available gardens, and try my best to visit the annual royal Chelsea flower show if I can!

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

Do you speak any other languages? (required): No

Do you drive? (required): YesAre you a vehicle owner?  (required): NoDo 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): Every other Saturday or Sunday. During the week it can be variable depending of the needs of the client. However I can’t work Wednesdays.

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

If you would like to expand on the answers given above? Please use the box below.: I can’t work Wednesdays due to attending veterinary nursing college.

Do you have portable DBS (which has been paid for and renewed for the current year)? (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

How many hours of work can you offer per week? (required): 10

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