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JOB DESCRIPTION

Part-Time Personal Assistant

Sleep in shift

Would you like the opportunity to support someone to remain living in their own home, by providing reassurance and security, all while you sleep?  If so, then this job could be for you!

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 42 years old, bright and bubbly woman who was born with a severe physical disability that is similar to osteoarthritis. I cannot walk at all, not get out of bed on my own and permanently use a powered-wheelchair. I live in a 2 bedroom flat, just outside Pontypridd town centre and a spare room with bed is provided for the overnight shift.

I am looking to recruit a team of Personal Assistants, who will help assist me in maintaining my personal independence in a variety of different ways.  Previous care work experience is not essential, but a friendly, caring nature is a must!

HOURS OF WORK

1 sleep in per week. Starts at 10pm and finishes at 8am.

Total 10 hours per shift.

You can choose to do 1 or more sleep-ins, with a maximum of 3 sleep-ins per week.

RATES OF PAY

£68.32 for 9hrs sleep-in, plus 1hr of personal care @ £10.00.

TASKS WILL INCLUDE

  • Assisting me to the toilet and then placing me into bed
  • Supporting me in the night only if I am unwell or in an emergency, otherwise you will sleep throughout the night.
  • In the morning you will assist with personal care, including: toileting, showering; dressing; applying make-up and styling; feeding food and oral medication and some moving and handling with a manual hoist.
  • If you pick up additional shifts you may be required to -
  • Undertake all aspects of household maintenance, including: cooking; washing-up and drying dishes; laundry; polishing and hoovering; changing bedding; opening mail; recycling; assisting with going food shopping or unpacking a food delivery; and storing/filing paperwork.
  • Accompanying me on social events, including: cinema/theatre; concerts; spiritual and well-being shows; shopping; visiting friends and family; holidays and other hobby/lifestyle events.

 

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

 

  • To be trustworthy and understand the need for confidentiality within this role is vital.
  • A warm and friendly natured person, with a more-often-than-not cheery disposition.
  • Punctuality and reliability are essential aspects of this role.
  • The ability to display a non-judgemental attitude and open-mindedness to how I live my life and the choices that I make.
  • The ability to take instructions is paramount – as your role is to be my hands and not my brain.
  • Previous care work experience is not essential – it’s a caring nature that is more important.
  • The ability to drive is preferred but not essential – you must hold a full UK Driving License.

 

 ABOUT THE JOB

 

This job requires a National Insurance number to be submitted.  A trial period will be necessary in the first instance.  The salary will be paid on a fortnightly basis and appropriate holiday pay given.

The post is subject to a probationary period and a DBS (Police) Check at no cost to you. You will have to supply 2 references, one of which should be able to comment on your work practices.