CDP428 Personal Assistant to Adult Quote ref: CDP428 on application form Apply here JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant Hours: 10 hours per week. Split between 2 PA's. £9.27 per hour. Times: 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. 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.