DP1484 Personal care assistant Please quote job reference DP1484 on application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I’m a female retired Reverend in my 70’s living in Porth. I have a few health concerns such as limited mobility, breathing difficulties and psoriasis. I’m on oxygen to help with my breathing and use a mobility scooter to get around. PLACE OF WORK Typically within my home, but on occasion out in the local area. PURPOSE OF THE JOB You will support me to retain my independence within the home. HOURS OF WORK 6 hours per week 1 – 2 hour calls in the morning and evening and possibly throughout the day as required. Block hours on occasion for social outings Additional hours available to cover sickness and annual leave RATE OF PAY £10.30 per hour 40p mileage allowance TASKS INVOLVED Personal care, dressing and supporting with morning and evening routine Changing bedding and laundry Meal preparation, hot drinks, supporting to maintain my nutrition – you’ll need to encourage me to eat well Preparing fresh meals if required Applying moisturising cream to me legs and other areas of my body Taking me to church Occasionally taking me to hospital appointments and waiting with me Going shopping and out for a coffee Supporting and encouraging me to maintain an active social life Driving me locally Shopping TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED An enthusiastic and friendly person is important Good communication skills and patience is important Confidentiality is essential Very important that you are dependable and reliable Someone who can confidently and easily build rapport me Non-judgemental and understanding is essential Confident to drive a mobility car, or use your own car – depending on requirements 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. I will be your legal employer. The wage will be paid monthly 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.