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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a young lady living in Canton, Cardiff. I am very independent but require a PA to assist me. Although I have learning difficulties these are moderate. I have a number of other health issues such as epilepsy, which is well controlled and although my mobility is limited, I am very determined and make little of my disabilities.

Cycling has always been a part of my life, although the weather does get in the way. Sunny days are an opportunity to cycle. I cycle with a trike whenever I can.

I have always valued my independence and make regular trips to shopping centres by bus. Shopping independently and making my own decisions on where to visit allows me to feel self- reliant.

 

PURPOSE OF JOB

To support me out in the community and assist me with going to various places.

PLACE OF WORK

Support out in the community.

HOURS OF WORK

4 hours per week.

Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings.

RATE OF PAY

£9.07 per hour.

 

TASKS INVOLVED

I require a PA that can help me with going to various places in the community such as:

  • Leisure centres to go swimming and to play table tennis.

  • Theatre & Cinema- I have a hynt card so enjoy visiting shows and films.

  • Shopping.

  • Cycling down Cardiff Bay and City Centre.

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Someone who understands learning disabilities and understand the problems that I face every day.

  • I need time to get to know people and change is something which I find difficult. It will take a while for me to adjust so it will take a while to get to know new people.

  • Someone who is kind and friendly.

  • Patient and a good listener, as it can take a while for me to relax and respond in conversation.

 

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 monthly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living. You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You may 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.