DP1743 Personal care assistant Please quote job reference DP1743 on the application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Part-time Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a 73 year old lady living in Tonyrefail. I suffer with COPD, Alzheimer’s and Dementia. I am mobile although a little unsteady on my feet at times. At present I manage all of my personal care including changing my stoma bag. I have lost my appetite and a considerable amount of weight. I am looking for someone to prepare and encourage me to eat a main meal and also assist me socially in the local community. PLACE OF WORK Tonyrefail and sometimes day trips as far as Porthcawl. HOURS OF WORK 8 hours per week on a flexible basis agreed in advance. Typically this will be Monday – Friday You will be required to work extra hours on occasion to cover sickness and annual leave RATE OF PAY £10.20 per hour 40p mileage allowance TASKS INVOLVED To ensure my clothing and make up is appropriate to go out. Take me out for a drive or to a shop Light cleaning upstairs once a week Prepare / encourage me to eat a main meal Suggesting new and different places where you can take me Driving to Porthcawl for a bag of chips or ice cream Driving me to Day Centre, returning me home TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Someone who has an understanding of my condition and is friendly and patient Good communication and attitude towards this type of work Someone with ideas of appetising meals but must be small portions as large potions put me off Very important that you are dependable and reliable Someone who I can confidently and easily build rapport with Works on initiative Naturally caring ABOUT THE JOB Though a part-time job, this will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. My daughter will be your legal employer. 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 will be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you.