DPM843 Male Personal Assistant Quote REF: DPM843 On Application Form Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Male Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I am a caring, lively male aged 25 living with my parents and younger brother in Aberfan and at present attending Ystrad College which I really enjoy. I have a complex range of conditions which means I have difficulties both physically and with communicating. I suffer from Cerebral Palsy, a severe to profound learning disability, a heart murmur, a visual impairment and Epilepsy. I am fitted with VNS implant to help control my epilepsy although this is problematic at the moment. I still need to take medication and it is important people listen to me as I will sometimes be aware that a seizure is coming by pointing to my head. Although I am mobile and enjoy being active I do tire quite quickly so will sometimes need some physical support after activities and will occasionally need to use my wheelchair. I do not like change and I am not happy in crowded environments and a personal assistant would need to be patient and understanding and to encourage me as I can be negative and say I cannot do things. I am a huge Chelsea fan and enjoy many activities, at home I like video games especially my X Box, watching films, drawing and colouring, bowling or going to McDonalds. PURPOSE OF THE JOB My parents are looking to employ a personal assistant to provide the support I need to access social activities after college. RATE OF PAY £9.50 per hour HOURS OF WORK There are 12.5 hours per week available over 5 days Monday - Friday. Additional hours are available during college holidays and to cover my other PA’s. TASKS CAN INCLUDE Supporting me when I get tired or pushing me in my wheelchair. Making sure I am safe at all times as I do not always see danger and always supervising while I am participating in my activities. Taking me out in your own car for which mileage will be paid. Occasionally sitting with me at home, watching television, playing games etc. Some personal care will be involved. Taking me out to do my activities such as swimming bowling etc. Participating in the activities I enjoy. TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED A friendly, outgoing, lively person, with a sense of humour. I require a male worker and non-smoker. Someone who is patient and understands how my disability affects me. Someone physically fit who can support me when I get tired. A person who is reliable and punctual. Someone who can work flexibly. A person who respects the privacy and confidentiality of working in someone’s home. A car driver/owner. Someone willing to attend any relevant training course required for the position. 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 calendar monthly basis and appropriate holiday pay given. The post is subject to a satisfactory references and a DBS (Police) Check. The cost of this will be met by the employer.