DP565 Personal Assistant Quote REF: DP565 on Application Form Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Part-Time Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a 19 year old man with a severe learning & physical disability who lives with my parents in the Pontypridd area of Rhondda Cynon Taff. I’m a friendly young man who enjoys attending Day Centre during the week and when I’m at home I enjoy watching some TV but most of all I like to go around the house in my walker. My disability does cause problems with my communication and development skills. This means I need assistance with getting about, personal care, feeding at mealtimes and communicating my needs. PURPOSE OF THE JOB My parents are looking to employ a personal assistant to take me to Day Centre and provide me with support whilst there. This will involve driving me to the Day Centre on a Wednesday and then assisting me whilst there in different sessions that are carried out, working alongside the professional staff. I will need help with my feeding (my food is pre-prepared) and also require assistance with taking a drink. Some personal care may also be required, mostly around changing clothes and toileting. HOURS OF WORK Wednesday 8:15am – 4:45pm (7.5 hours per week) RATES OF PAY £9.00 per hour Plus Mileage Allowance (if applicable) TASKS CAN INCLUDE Driving me in your vehicle to the Day Centre Supporting me to participate in Day Centre activities Helping with my personal needs i.e. Feeding and toileting Helping me to change Taking me out for my lunchtime Helping me get about in my manual wheelchair Ensuring that I am safe at all times Helping me to be independent TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Must be a Driver with access to own vehicle Some experience of Manual Handling or care work is an advantage Someone who is dependable and arrives on time Someone who is patient when dealing with me Someone who is outgoing, energetic and likes to have fun ABOUT THE JOB Although this is a part-time job, it will require a National Insurance number to be submitted. A trial period will be necessary in the first instance. The salary will be paid on a calendar monthly basis and appropriate holiday pay given. The post will be subject to a trial period and a DBS Disclosure (Police Check) being carried out. The cost of this check will be met by the employer.