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JOB DESCRIPTION (Guidance)

Part-time Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a lady living in the Pontyclun area. My family and I provide care for my dad, however due to personal circumstances I am in need of some help with my caring responsibilities. My father is a 75 year old man who has a lot of interests. He enjoys watching all kinds of sports but particularly likes Rugby, Football and Tennis. He is a lifelong fan of Everton Football Club. He likes politics, history and is a big fan of agriculture and likes to watch programmes on farming and wildlife etc. One of his favourite series’ to watch is Peaky Blinders. He would very much enjoy starting a new series with his potential Personal Assistant. He is a very sociable man with a great sense of humour and can be a little cheeky at times. He loves reminiscing about his life and has very extravagant stories that he likes to tell.

He has a few health conditions including early onset vascular dementia and previously had a stroke. As a result of the stroke, he does not have use of his left side and is unable to eat without his food being prepared properly and is at risk of choking. He spends most of his time in bed. He has specific memories that he often refers to that can be distressing for him however we can speak about this at interview stage if you are selected.

PURPOSE OF JOB

To provide myself with respite by caring for my dad.

HOURS OF WORK

4 hours available that will most likely be split into 2 hour shifts.

Preferably worked at evening however hours are completely flexible and there may not be set days.

RATES OF PAY

£10.60 per hour

TASKS INVOLVED

  • Meals and preparation
  • Watching television
  • Acting as a companion
  • Household duties
  • Any other reasonable task

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

Please advisor employer if any specific gender/age/car owner is requested due to discrimination law.

  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Friendly and Chatty
  • Proactive
  • Fun and happy to have a joke
  • Confidentiality
  • Experienced with Dementia and stroke preferable but not essential

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 four weekly and appropriate holiday pay given.

The post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS (Police) Check - which will need to be carried out before employment can commence. The cost of this will be met by the employer (Local Authority).

The relevant checks will be carried out to ensure any applicant has the right to work in the UK