DP186 Personal care assistant Please quote job reference DP186 on the application form. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION PERSONAL ASSISTANT Personal Information: I am a cheerful lady living in the Beddau area with my cat Cwtch and partner. I am recovering from the effects of a stroke which has left me with a weakness on my left side and memory problems. I still need assistance with various tasks and functions in and out of my home. I am an outgoing person who is interested in people, music (especially Tom Jones), Brass Bands and Swimming. I also spend a lot of my time fundraising for various charities. Purpose of Job: I am looking for a PA who will be able to support me at home and whilst out in the community to help maintain my independence. Tasks: To help me to dress after my shower and dry my hair Prompting me to be up and out on time or for any appointments Domestic tasks which might include light vacuuming, tidying up, changing my bedclothes weekly, mopping the kitchen floor, ironing and assisting me with the washing machine Preparing a light breakfast e.g. cereals and tea Preparing food for an evening meal To ensure that I am safe at all times whilst you are on duty Supporting me to go swimming Supporting me to go shopping Occasionally taking me to appointments Completing a work diary at the end of each shift Assist with opening and filing mail and general admin. Filling in timesheets for me to sign Place of Work: In my home and occasionally out in the community. Hours of Work: I have 1 hour available on a Saturday morning (9.30 ish) but am also looking for someone who can cover my other PA when they are on leave. I have 16 hours which are worked on weekday mornings. Rate of Pay Per Hour: £11 per hour plus mileage for any journeys we make together Type of person required: Preferably a female person Preferably car owner/driver Punctual, dependable and totally trustworthy Flexible Patience Preferably a non smoker although this is not essential Cheerful with a positive and friendly outlook Caring and compassionate when dealing with my health issues Someone willing to accompany me swimming Someone with experience of working with someone with a brain injury or someone who has had a stroke desirable Confidentiality About the job: This position is a proper job for which 5.6 weeks holiday pay will allowed (pro rata). A National Insurance Number must be supplied. Your hours of work will be recorded on a timesheet and payment will be made by cheque each fortnight. A trial period will be necessary. You will be required to complete an enhanced police check, which will be at no cost to yourself.