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JOB DESCRIPTION

Team of 8 Personal Assistant’s required

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a Mature Lady in the St Mellon’s area of Cardiff living with my husband and 3 cats. I am a wheelchair user and have progressive MS and no one day is the same. I am very friendly. I love shopping for bargains also enjoy doing Arts and Crafts, Gardening, Cooking and I also have a good sense of humour. Looking to recruit a team of 8 personal care assistants.

 

PURPOSE OF JOB

Is to assist me in my home, out in the community and also to swimming twice a week and above all to help me maintain my own independence.

 

PLACE OF WORK

In my home and out in the community.

 

HOURS OF WORK

63.5 hours available in total

 

Breakdown-

28 hours, which would be double, handed = 56 hrs

7.5 are single handed hours.

 

Various hours available through the week Monday to Sunday times which can be discussed at interview, no carer will be required to work 7 days a week, but  please note that these hours would include an early morning call 8.30am with the latest call being at 10.00pm the hours will be shared over a team of carers.

 

RATE OF PAY

£9.75 an hour

TASKS INVOLVED

  • Personal Care, Dressing
  • Hair washing and drying
  • Some light domestic duties including ironing
  • Applying creams
  • Monitoring of and observing skin condition
  • Assist with exercises

All personal assistants to raise any issues with Husband and District Nurses.

 

TYPE OF PERSON’S REQUIRED

  • Patience
  • Respectful
  • Understanding of my condition
  • Flexibility required to cover Annual leave and Sickness
  • Good Team Players
  • Reliability
  • Communicative
  • Sensitive
  • Friendly
  • Able to maintain confidentiality at all times

 

Desirable qualities

  • Humour
  • Patience
  • Empathetic
  • MS awareness or willing to undertake training
  • Preferably Manual Handling trained or if not a willingness to undertake the course
  • Car Driver
  • Flexibility
  • Attention to detail

 

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.

 

Thank you.