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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a mature lady living in the Canton area of Cardiff. I have a diagnosis of dysphasia, early onset dementia and communication difficulties. I love listening to music and enjoy watching TV, especially quiz type programmes. 

 

PURPOSE OF JOB

To ensure I am safe and happy at all times. To support me alongside my other personal assistant’s that cover other hours and my family, to live as independently as possible in my own home and out in the community.

 

PLACE OF WORK

Work will take place in my home and also out in the community.

 

HOURS OF WORK

Relief cover only.

Overnight night cover would be required, flexibility is essential.

 

RATE OF PAY

£10.15

TASKS INVOLVED

  • Full meal preparation required and supervision during meal times. 
  • Medication prompting.
  • Provide support with personal care needs such as, showering and toileting needs.
  • Provide support with dressing.
  • Provide me with support to do tasks around the house, such as tidying and light domestic duties.
  • Ensure I am safe at all times. You will be required to escort me in the community if we go out.
  • Support me to complete communication with others and make my needs and wishes known.

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Someone who is patient as I have communication difficulties.
  • Must be friendly and polite.
  • Trustworthy is important to me.
  • Must understand the importance of confidentiality.

 

The successful candidate will have to undertake an enhanced DBS check and may be asked to provide references in order to start working with the service user.

Support in managing communication difficulties can be provided through the local mental health team.

  

ABOUT THE JOB

 

Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A probation period will be necessary in the first instance. Wages will be paid 4 weekly. You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You will be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you.

Please Note: Dewis Centre for Independent Living is acting on behalf of a third party and will not be your employer or be liable for any issues arising out of your employment should you be offered employment.

 

Thank you.