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JOB DESCRIPTION

Casual Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

 

57-year-old lady living in the Rhiwbina 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 wheel chair user.

 

HOURS OF WORK

Up to 17 hours per week- Relief cover only

 

Monday- 5 hours- need to leave by 10am to get to Yoga class for 10.30am

Thursday- 5 hours (same as above)

Friday- 6 hours- 10.30am

 

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. Davids 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