DP1125 Personal care assistant - Temp cover Please quote job reference DP1125 on the application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant – TEMP COVER A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I’m a man in my 60’s with complex learning and health needs. I live by myself but my sister visits often and provides a lot of my care needs. I have chronic insomnia and sometimes I walk around my bungalow through the night. I also have epilepsy which is uncontrolled which can happen at any time and sometimes I could have a number of seizures one after the other. I am non-verbal but I have a cheeky sense of humour and I have a good level of understanding but can sometimes can be unable to respond to commands PLACE OF WORK At my home in Glyncoch ABOUT THE JOB This a temporary role to cover PA sickness. The role will be ongoing until further notice, which will be one month notice. HOURS OF WORK 30 – 36 HOURS PER WEEK, worked as 3 waking night shifts per week Also to cover sickness and annual leave which could include day hours and overnights which is a waking night, more can be discussed at interview RATE OF PAY £10.00 per hour TASKS INVOLVED As you will be working overnight you will be awake to monitor my safety whilst I sleep General support around the house which could include general household cleaning General and basic meal prep and proving drinks as and when needed Assistance with eating and drinking Assisting me with my bathing, toileting and hygiene needs – ie: personal care Support me through a seizure – this will be explained in more detail Ensuring my safety and well-being TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED You must be reliable and flexible Someone who has a good sense of humour A positive outlook Respect the privacy and confidentiality of working in someone else’s home Experience in a caring role would be beneficial but not essential An understanding of seizures will be beneficial Mature and well-experienced in life is strongly preferred 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 monthly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living. You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You may be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you. Thank you.