DP1806 Personal care assistant Please quote job reference DP1806 on the application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I’m a woman in my early fifties living with my family in Cwmbach, Aberdare with my husband and pet. I have Multiple Sclerosis and am a wheelchair user. I have a good sense of humour and am easy to get along with. I enjoy musical theatre. PURPOSE OF THE JOB The main purpose of the job will be accompanying me to access the community including going shopping. HOURS OF WORK 8 hours per week – your flexibility will be advantageous. RATES OF PAY £10.20 per hour 40p mileage allowance when I’m in the car with you TASKS CAN INCLUDE Help me explore local opportunities including groups and interest locally Going out for food Preparing light meals for me in the house Personal care, which will be discussed in more detail at the interview Taking me to hospital appointments Assisting me with dressing Helping me from the house and into the car TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED You will be friendly and chatty, with a good sense of humour. You will need to be flexible with your time – we can negotiate your working hours to suit both our needs. You should be a good listener and have a mature approach and outlook on life You will understand the importance of privacy and confidentiality and be respectful of my home and belongings Ideally you will have experience of supporting people with MS but training and guidance will be given Car driver owner/driver essential Honest and trustworthy ABOUT THE JOB Employment is subject to standard processes including PAYE and contributions to income tax and national insurance. Employment will be offered pending satisfactory references and DBS check. I can offer you a 6-month trial period to begin with. Wages will be paid by monthly BACS transfer arranged by Dewis Centre for Independent Living. You will receive appropriate holidays, holiday pay and access to a pension scheme if required.