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JOB DESCRIPTION

Part-time Personal Assistant


A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

45-year-old lady living near Rhydlafr area, requires a personal assistant to support her to maximise her independence.

She is looking for someone who is quiet, caring and understanding and can follow written guidance notes/ daily instructions independently to do duties to help with her daily care.

It is essential to be an excellent communicator and fluent in English (written and verbal). She has ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and has some limitations with a back/pelvis condition and anxiety. An understanding of these conditions and/or willingness to learn about them is preferred.


HOURS OF WORK

9.5 - 16.25 hours, weekdays only, over 3 to 5 days.

Days/ times to be discussed.


RATES OF PAY

£9.75 per hour

TASKS INVOLVED

• Preparing and cooking meals and snacks in accordance with dietary advice.
• Prompting with eating and drinking
• Assistance with changing bed linen/laundry
• Personal care- partial assistance with bathing/showering including washing hair.
• Assistance with phone calls/correspondence

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Reliable, committed and punctual
  • Understanding of confidentiality and privacy
  • Trustworthy and efficient
  • Excellent listening skills, fluent in English
  • Quiet, caring and understanding personality
  • Due to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity condition (M.C.S) associated with M.E/C.F.S, applicants must adhere to not wearing any chemically based fragrances on their person or clothes (i.e. including hair products, deodorant, perfume, washing powder, fabric conditioner)
  • A non-smoker from a non-smoking household is also essential for the above reason

Preferred qualities

  • Understanding of the possible needs of a person with M.E/C.F.S, back condition and anxiety
  • First aid and food hygiene qualifications
  • Flexible

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.