DP1762 Cover personal care assistant Please quote job reference DP1762 on the application. Apply now Annual leave and sickness cover JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am an elderly gentleman that requires companionship and help to maintain independence. I have limited eyesight and poor hearing. I do not leave my home without assistance. I have a range of interests including arts, opera, historic building and local Welsh history. PURPOSE OF JOB I mostly require companionship but other duties include payment of bills (meals on wheels), prompting to shower at least twice a week, bringing me shopping and keeping my home clean and tidy, although I do have a cleaner once every two weeks. I need to be reminded to eat a meal from the freezer on Saturday’s. I enjoy playing scrabble, listening to classical music and listening to poetry, stories and reminiscing about my work in the local community. PLACE OF WORK I need a companion to come to my home in Talygarn, Pontyclun three times a week. HOURS OF WORK I have a carer but need someone to cover for her holiday and sickness. I need a visit on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings preferably around 9.30 am but this may be flexible. 10 hours in total to be split evenly across the week. RATE OF PAY £10.80 per hour TASKS INVOLVED I need my PA to ensure that I am wearing my fall monitor (wrist) and personal alarm (red button on necklace) Shop for essentials like bread, milk, butter, marmalade Prompt me to get into shower and assist if needed Remind me to take my medicine and use my eye drops Go through my post with me and pay bills Ensure washing up is done Change my bedsheets Play scrabble and chat with me TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED You will need to be flexible, sociable and willing to do any jobs that emerge i.e. cleaning spills/ breakages and generally keeping an eye out for potential risks around home and minimising risk. I will get along well with someone chatty who will ask me about my interests and my life’s work. 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. Driving not a necessity but please note residence is not easily accessible by public transport. Thank you.