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JOB DESCRIPTION

Part-Time Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I’m a woman in my mid 70s living in Trallwn, Pontypridd. I have Parkinson's and limited mobility. I use a wheelchair when out but in the house I use a Zimmer frame to get around.

I am sociable and chatty, and enjoy drama groups and line dancing.

I want to go out to participate in daily activities such as shopping or out for cup of tea. 

HOURS OF WORK

4 hours per week

Flexibility is essential should these days need to change

RATES OF PAY

£11.50 per hour

40p mileage when you use your car

TASKS WILL INCLUDE

  • Preparing light meals for me at home
  • Ensuring I maintain a good diet by prompting me to eat and drink
  • Taking me to appointments
  • Supporting me with weekly shopping trips
  • Taking me to my monthly Women’s Institute meeting on a Tuesday
  • General support around the home such as light domestic duties
  • Supporting me to mobilise safely
  • Putting my wheelchair in and out of your car

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • You’ll be able to lead and initiate conversations, actively keeping me engaged
  • Be able to give reassurance and guidance when needed
  • Proactive in situations and be able to problem solve on your own initiative
  • Patience is essential
  • You must be flexible, understanding that shifts, days and times may change with short notice
  • A car owner/driver who is willing to use car for work purposes/take me on outings. Your car must be a suitable size to fit a wheelchair.

 ABOUT THE JOB

Although this is a part-time job, it will be a proper job requiring a National Insurance number to be submitted. A trial period will be necessary in the first instance. The salary will be paid on a monthly basis and appropriate holiday pay given (5.6 weeks pro rata).

The post is subject to a probationary period and a DBS (Police) Check at no cost to you. You will have to supply 2 references, one of which should be able to comment on your work practices.