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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

Female Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a lady, in my mid 50s living in the Heath area of Cardiff. I used to work in the care industry supporting people in the community and now I need the same for myself. I have a number of health issues and I’m in significant pain.. As this is a one-to-one position, I’d really like if you took time to get to know me and how I like things done and hopefully I’ll get to know you. My interests include My interest are guitar, piano, painting, cake making and decorating. I am a creative person and love the theatre. I also love sport and work hard to follow an exercise regime.

I read extensively and history and political history is a passion of mine.

I write and words and language are a keen interest. I lived abroad for 10years and speak German fluently.

Beauty and joy for me is being at a beach, or walking at a lake, followed by sitting on the floor, colouring and playing with little ones, and reading them stories, and I can acquire an audience with little effort. I am known very much as the 'play auntie'.

I love a laugh and banter and am quick to respond with a (all be it usually very dry), witty repartee.

I am a determined character with fortitude and although I am not naturally spontaneous, I thrive when others around me are upbeat personalities and encourage me in challenges.

PURPOSE OF JOB

To help me with my personal care, meal preparation, practical tasks and socialisation.

HOURS OF WORK

Monday to Sunday- 1.5 hour evening call to assist with washing, applying cream, dressing and preparing main meal.

Monday- 12:30pm- 2:30pm- Social Call to access the community.

Wednesday- 12:30pm- 3:30pm- Social Call to access the community.

There is some flexibility around these times.

15.5 hours total per week.

Due to UK employment law rules, I will need to split the job between two people (not necessarily equally) so please state your availability on the application form.

RATES OF PAY

£10.25 an hour.

TASKS INVOLVED

Tasks may include assistance or support with the following:

v Personal care and showering.

v Dressing, undressing.

v Meals and preparation.

v Medication/application of creams.

v Social outings, community activities.

v Shopping.

v Household duties.

v Any other reasonable task associated with this kind of employment.

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

Please advisor employer if any specific gender/age/car owner is requested due to discrimination law.

v Female- Personal tasks are to be completed.

v Reliable and punctual.

v Considerate, caring and trustworthy.

v Friendly/Chatty.

v Confident and proactive with common sense and initiative.

v Have a sensible approach to work.

v Car driver/Access to a car to transport employer.

v Consider if Pets in the home/Willing to work in the home of employer smokes.

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.