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A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT ME

I am a man in my mid-60s living at home in Penywaun. I am sociable, have a good sense of humour, and enjoy interacting with family, friends and neighbours. I am quite mobile and enjoy daily walks. I was diagnosed with a stroke and vascular dementia a couple of years ago and this is causing some challenges with organizing my day to day activities.

PURPOSE OF JOB

Although I have family support, I am looking for a personal assistant to provide them with some respite and allow me to continue to enjoy living in my own home.

A PA will also help me organize and manage my house and garden.

I have lost the confidence to do some of the things I previously enjoyed both because of my memory problems and because I have not been able to carry on with my usual routine over the last year. I need the support of a PA to re-establish a routine that will bring back some enjoyment into my life.

HOURS OF WORK

      17.5 hours a week. 7 days a week,  hours and times flexible

  • Half an hour in the morning for planning and medication, and
  • Two hours later in the day to assist with planned activities both in the home and out and about. The restoring of confidence is essential to my well-being especially as more post-Covid19 activities become available to us.

RATE OF PAY

£10.50 an hour.

TASKS INCLUDE

  • Ensure safety.
  • Plan daily activities (e.g., cleaning, organisation, gardening, shopping).
  • Prompt me to take my medication.
  • Assist with completion of planned activities later in the day.
  • Help keep in touch with family, friends and neighbours. This will require supervised practice with appropriate technology.
  • as services reopen, help reconnect with groups focused on activities enjoyed before the pandemic. Encourage me to take on new activities and reverse my social isolation.
  • Walks in the local area.
  • Shopping as required.

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Someone with a positive outlook who will encourage and reassure.
  • Trustworthy, reliable and responsible
  • Considerate and caring
  • Sociable
  • Experience dealing with dementia is preferred
  • Driver/vehicle owner with required documentation

 

ABOUT THE JOB

Although this is a part-time job, it requires a National Insurance number to be submitted. A family member will be the legal employer and a trial period will be required. You will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS check at no expense to you. 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).  References required.