DP1520 Personal Assistant JOB DESCRIPTION SOMETHING ABOUT ME I am an elderly retired carer from Pontypridd. I have early onset dementia and diabetes. I enjoy reading Danielle Steele books and watching action movies, as well as the classics. My favourite television programs include Escape to the Chateaux and holiday and travel programs. I enjoy chatting and going to the café to meet up with family in Pontypridd. I have 2 children: a son and a daughter. I am mobile but can be unsteady on my feet. I also have problems with my short term memory and need some encouragement with self-care. PLACE OF WORK At home PURPOSE OF THE JOB The purpose of the job is to provide respite for my son from his caring duties and to keep me company at home. HOURS OF WORK 5 hours a week which are flexible and may be used in bulk sometimes i.e. 10 hours one fortnight and 0 hours on another week. We can discuss this at interview. Need to be available for weekends predominantly Saturday. RATE OF PAY £10.00 per hour TASKS CAN INCLUDE Sitting, chatting and providing company around the house Ensuring that I am safe at all times Prompt me to take medication Some domestic duties may occasionally be required such as light housework Some elements of personal care Cooking a meal TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Female due to Personal care. Experience of dementia (personal or professional) Mature by nature Someone who is calm, patient and persuasive Someone who is positive and encouraging ABOUT THE JOB I will be your legal employer so you will need a National Insurance number. Pay will be monthly and appropriate paid annual leave is given. There will be trial period involved and a police check will be necessary (which I will arrange).