CDP500 Relief Personal Assistant to Adult Quote ref: CDP500 on application form Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Casual Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF 57-year-old lady living in the Whitchurch area of Cardiff requires a relief personal assistant to support her out in the community to Yoga and out to town to look around the shops. She has a General Torsion Dystonia and is a wheelchair user. HOURS OF WORK Up to 17 hours per week - Relief cover only Monday - 5 hours - need to leave by 10 am to get to yoga class for 10:30 am Thursday - 5 hours (same as above) Friday - 6 hours - 10:30 am RATES OF PAY £9.75 per hour TASKS INVOLVED Assistance to access the community via public transport Assistance during community activities such as attending yoga class and to town to look around the shops Provide personal care when out in community (changing pads) using disabled toilet facilities with ceiling track hoist in St. David's shopping centre Assistance with manual handling needs such as pushing her propelling manual wheelchair when out in the community and with transfers during personal care (using ceiling track hoist and sling) Assistance whilst eating and drinking. SALT guidelines: 1-1 support, soft diet, cutting food into small pieces, holding drink in place and in the event of choking fit – encouragement to sip cold water. When communicating, sit facing the lady and speak clearly. PA to demonstrate patience and provide time when communicating and frequently check she has understood. PA to encourage the use of key word booklet. TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Reliable, committed and punctual Understanding of confidentiality and privacy Trustworthy and efficient Confident/ proactive Friendly and chatty Manual handling training will be required 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.