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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Care Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 72 year old man who lives in Hirwaun. I enjoy using and learning about new technology. I enjoy reading e-books and especially like spy novels and adventure books. I like to watch Formula 1 and rugby (especially Wales) and I used to enjoy going to watch local rugby when I was able to get out and about more. I like watching films (especially ones with a good story, war films, spy films but definitely NOT rom-coms). I like music, especially Queen, T-Rex and male voice choirs (I used to be part of a male voice choir and enjoyed this greatly). I saw the Beatles twice when I was younger and living in London. I have osteoarthritis which affects me greatly, especially my spine and my feet. I also had an industrial accident which damaged my knee. I have some memory issues which I attribute to my age. 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

I am looking for a PA to assist me daily with personal care. This will help me to ensure that I can remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.

HOURS OF WORK

Thursday shift, 7:30am to 8:30am

You will also be required to cover the other PA’s holidays (potential of 31 hours per calendar year to cover) and sickness.

Cover shifts could include:

Monday to Friday: 7.30am-8.30am

Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am-9:30am

RATES OF PAY

£10.30 per hour

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

  • Applying creams to my legs and feet
  • Helping me to bath on a Monday/shower on other days
  • Other general personal care
  • Opening and closing my bedroom windows
  • Locking up after you leave

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Someone with staying power
  • Someone who can have a bit of conversation with me
  • Punctual
  • Gentle handed
  • Some care experience required whether paid or unpaid (perhaps with family)
  • Interest in the job is essential and good listening skills

ABOUT THE JOB

This will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted.  A trial period of six months will be necessary in the first instance. The wage will be paid monthly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living.  You will receive appropriate holidays and holiday pay. This post is subject to an enhanced police check (DBS) and training may be required if identified by the employer.