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JOB DESCRIPTION

Part-time Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 30-year-old lady with Down Syndrome living in Ely, Cardiff. I have to wear oxygen 24 hours a day and I have a colostomy bag. I am deaf and use Makaton sign and also my own sign to let people know what I want which can be learnt over time.

I can get around, but I get tired so may need to use my wheelchair now and again if I’m going far.

I go to physio and the gym once a week as it is important for me to have exercise.

I love to do colouring and making stuff with arts and crafts with encouragement, and I like to watch my DVDs.

I dislike young children that are smaller than me and I don’t like to go near cats and dogs. I will show you that I don’t like them by not walking any further or hiding behind you

The reason I need a personal assistant is to help me with day to day tasks which will enable my mum to continue working. I am looking for someone who is around the same age as me and is fun to be around but at the same time very responsible.

HOURS OF WORK

35 hours p/w

Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm

RATES OF PAY

£9.25 per hour

TASKS INVOLVED

· Support with personal care- showering & dressing.

· Support with meal prep

· Support out in the community to activities she enjoys e.g. shopping

· Support to hospital appointments

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

• Reliable and trustworthy

• Understanding of confidentiality

• Must be able to use own initiative

• Patient and tolerant

• Friendly

• Confident and proactive

• Car driver essential

• Experience would be good especially if you know some sign or Makaton

• Must be a non-smoker

ABOUT THE JOB

Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A trial period will be necessary in the first instance. The wage will be paid four weekly and appropriate holiday pay given.

The post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS (Police) Check - which will need to be carried out before employment can commence. The cost of this will be met by the employer (Local Authority).

The relevant checks will be carried out to ensure any applicant has the right to work in the UK