DP1596 Temp Personal care assistant Please quote job reference DP1596 on the application. Apply now Job Description A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT ME I am a man in my late-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 still mobile and enjoy daily walks however my mobility has decreased somewhat but keeping active benefits me. I was diagnosed with a stroke and vascular dementia a couple of years ago and this is causing some challenges with organising my day to day activities. PURPOSE OF JOB Although I have family support, I am looking for a Temporary 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 organise 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 Temporary Maternity Cover. 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. Assistance with dressing and undressing. TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Male due to personal care 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.