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JOB DESCRIPTION

Casual Personal Assistant (Nights)

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 40 year old disabled gentleman living with my mother in the Aberdare area of Rhondda Cynon Taff. 

I have Brittle Bones, which means I have to use an electric wheelchair to mobilise. I also have a respiratory condition so I am on oxygen for a minimum of 16 hours a day.

I work during the week running my own consultancy business. I am a member of various committees and I take an active role in local politics as a community councillor.

I enjoy going out socialising, playing pool and watching football.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

I am looking for a Personal Assistant (PA) to provide care for me during the night time. I will need someone to help put me to bed, assist me if I need help during the night and help me with my personal care in the morning.

HOURS OF WORK

Each night shift is for 10 hours, to be worked from 10:00pm to 8:00am.

You will work opposite shifts to other PA’s I already have in place. This is likely to involve a Friday night and some other nights as required to provide cover for my other PA’s when they are on leave.

RATE OF PAY

£10.50 per hour

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

  • Helping me to transfer from wheelchair to bed
  • Assisting with dressing
  • Providing night time support with turning over and toileting.
  • Helping me to transfer to the toilet
  • Helping me to transfer to shower chair
  • Assisting in shower
  • Assisting transfer back to bed
  • Assisting with dressing
  • Assisting with transfer from bed to wheelchair
  • Tidying bathroom
  • Tidying bedroom; changing my bed linen.
  • Ironing my clothes
  • Filling oxygen bags with fresh cylinders
  • Helping to prepare my bag and equipment for work
  • Assisting with my oxygen management

Transferring:

To be moved from the bed to the wheelchair/shower chair and vice versa I use a ceiling hoist. Training and support on how to use this equipment will be provided by my mother and I.

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Must be a driver with access to your own vehicle
  • Someone with experience in personal care is essential
  • A person who is dependable and arrives on time
  • Someone who will attend work when weather conditions are poor
  • A person who respects the privacy and confidentially of working in someone else’s home
  • Someone outgoing with a friendly and easy-going manner
  • A person who can be flexible and work varied nights during the week

ABOUT THE JOB

The post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS Disclosure (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 before you start work.

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 salary will be paid on a calendar monthly basis (on or around the 5th of the month) and appropriate holiday pay given.

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.