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JOB DESCRIPTION 

Personal Assistant 

 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF 

   

I am 35-year-old female living in Cardiff with my family. I have Mental Health problems and require support. I consider myself to be a pleasant person, but I am vulnerable and require some gentle encouragement. This will assist me to build my confidence to develop the life skills to live independently in the community. 

 

PURPOSE OF JOB 

 

 The main purpose of the personal assistant is to assist me to access activities in the community and on occasions provide longer support to enable my family to receive some respite.  

 

HOURS OF WORK  

 

23 hours per week ideally for one PA. The successful applicant would be required to work flexibly and occasionally on weekends. 

 

    Hours can be split between several PA’s. To be discussed with employer. 

 

  RATE OF PAY  

  

£9.80 per hour 

 

TASKS CAN INCLUDE  

   

  • Driving or accompanying me to and from social activities. 
  • Taking me to the local swimming pool. 
  • Occasional supervision of personal care.  
  • Assisting me to find ways to engage with activities in the community. 
  • Any other relevant duties. 
  • Shopping and cooking (with supervision). 

   

 TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED  

 

  • Female preferred due to the personal care and accompanying me in the female changing rooms in the local swimming baths. 
  • Somebody friendly, patient, and sociable with a young outlook. 
  • A person who is compassionate and understands how my mental health affects me. 
  • Somebody who will treat me with dignity and respect. 
  • Car driver with access to their own vehicle or someone willing to explore travel options and routes. 
  • Someone with the confidence to give boundaries when required. 
  • Someone who is strong minded and patient with a sensible attitude.  
  • Experience desirable working with learning disabilities.   

 

 

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.