DP1654 Personal assistant to an Adult Please quote job reference DP1654 on the application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a lady in my 40’s living in the Rhondda with my children. I require someone to accompany me as a support and ensure I am safe as I go about daily activities particularly the school runs a few days a week. I am outgoing and friendly and enjoy learning, going for walks in the local and wider area, shopping and going for a coffee in the local town and the occasional day out away from my local area. I would prefer a PA that is outgoing while also being reliable, punctual and quite flexible with times and who is also willing to engage in a programme of rehabilitation and who will encourage me to rebuild my confidence both in my home and out in the community whilst also making sure I am always safe. PLACE OF WORK Both in my home and in the community as required. HOURS OF WORK 16 hours per week The role could either be for one PA for 16 hours or split between two or more for smaller hours. Days and times will be arranged with myself and the applicant. RATE OF PAY £11.00 per hour 40p mileage allowance TASKS INVOLVED Some morning and afternoon support to assist me with the school runs a few days a week when family is unavailable on a temporary basis while I build up confidence to do this independently of support. Helping me rebuild my confidence and regain my independence. Keep me company at home while encouraging my independence with this over time. Ensuring my safety and well-being. Accompanying me to appointments and a part time college course one day a week from September Emotional support. Positive encouragement in promoting my independence. TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED You must be reliable and flexible. Respect the privacy and confidentiality of working in someone else’s home. Available around the time of the school run, morning and afternoon. Experience in a caring role would be beneficial but not compulsory. Someone who is outgoing and easy to get on with. Someone who is willing to engage in a rehabilitation programme with myself and other agencies. Someone enthusiastic of the need for me to regain independence Mature and well-experienced in life is preferred. Car driver will be essential for the role. ABOUT THE JOB Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A trial period 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 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You may be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you. Thank you.