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JOB DESCRIPTION

        Part-time Personal Assistant

 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

Personal assistant required for a young girl in the St Mellon’s area of Cardiff to support out in the community to activities of her and her mother’s choice and/ or in the home.

 

She is thirteen years old and has a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome; she is mobile and has limited verbal communication. She is a happy and social child.  She has no awareness of danger so it is important to ensure her safety at all times.

 

HOURS OF WORK

6 hours per week term time & 9 hours per week in school holidays.

Would like the hours to be covered in the evening during term time and possibly one day on the weekend. 

Can be flexible 

RATES OF PAY

£12.80 per hour

 

TASKS INVOLVED

·        To support with accessing activities as required such as swimming, horse riding and tap dance.

·        To provide opportunities for social interaction

·        To be responsible for her health and safety at all times

·        Support with personal care

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

• Reliable and trustworthy
• Understanding of confidentiality
• Must be able to use own initiative
• Patient and tolerant
• Confident
• Car driver able to drive the service users automatic car

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