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JOB DESCRIPTION 

Personal Assistant 

 

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF 

 

I am an easy-going gentleman in my mid 50s, living in the Rhiwbina area of Cardiff. I live with my wife and we’ve known each other over 20 years. I have Huntington’s disease and need support getting out and about and socialising. I enjoy music, cinema (especially horror films) and going to the pub for a couple of pints! If you like doing these things, then this is definitely the job for you. I’m equally happy going for a coffee or a trip out to the seaside, playing slot machines et cetera. Please be aware I am a smoker and we also have 4 cats in the house! 

 

PURPOSE OF JOB 

 

To help me access the community and maintain my relationship with my wife, whom I love very much. 

 

PLACE OF WORK 

 

Assisting me both at home and out in the community. 

 

HOURS OF WORK 

 

I have six hours a week available which I can use very flexibly, ideally in two or three hour blocks. Please state your availability within the application form. 

 

RATE OF PAY 

  

£9.65 per hour. 

 

TASKS INVOLVED 

 

  • Assisting me to act as the community as described above 
  • Helping my wife with domestic tasks, so she is free to assist me when the PA is not around. 

 

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED 

 

Essential qualities 

 

  • Friendly and easy going in nature. 
  • Flexible and adaptable as my needs may vary from day to day. 
  • Honest and trustworthy. 
  • Have common sense and initiative. 
  • Willing to learn about my impairment, without making assumptions. 
  • Reliable. 
  • No allergy to cats. 

 

Desirable qualities 

 

  • Similar leisure interests. 
  • Full driving licence with no serious convictions and access to a car. 

 

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.