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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

 

HOURS OF WORK

10 hours per week. Split between 2 PA's.

2 or 3 hour block hours, taking to gym/swimming.

Can be alternated to include a shopping trip or taking to park.

4 hours flexible to take to appointments as and when required.

Times will be confirmed by family.

RATE OF PAY

£9.27 per hour

                              

PURPOSE OF JOB

Personal assistant required for a gentleman with young onset dementia living in the Splott area of Cardiff.

MAIN DUTIES

  • Encourage personal hygiene.
  • Access local community.
  • Encourage going out, i.e. local parks, local shops, coffee shop, supermarket and appropriate social places.
  • Monitor thoughts and feelings, i.e. frustration memory loss, distress and
  • Agitation and reassure gentleman where possible all will be ok.
  • Encourage positive talk
  • Support with meal prep, provide hot/cold drinks when at home.
  • Support with light domestic duties, i.e. tidying up after service user has meal, put away things if requested.
  • Support with reading out correspondence, liaising with family when making appointments.
  • Any other reasonable task requested by service user.

QUALITIES REQUIRED

  • Able to use a translation app to converse
  • Kind and Caring
  • Understanding and patient
  • Trustworthy and honest
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Responsible
  • Good sense of humour
  • Understanding of dementia and past traumatic experiences
  • Preferably car driver with business insurance.

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.