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JOB DESCRIPTION

Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 12 year old boy living in Barry with my parents and siblings. I have quadriplegic cerebral palsy and mild scoliosis. This means I’m unable to mobilise without using a powered wheel chair. I go to full time school in Ysgol Y Deri and love spending time with my friends in school. I’m popular and outgoing and really enjoy socialising and spending time with my peers. When I’m in the house I like playing on my iPad and watching YouTube videos. When I go out I love going bowling or to the cinema. I like most of the latest released kid’s films. I’m really talkative and like to form a close relationship with people who are looking after me. I have an Adapted van that a potential PA will need to drive and be over the age of 21 in the case of the insurance. As a result of my disability I struggle to swallow food and need extra help with eating and making sure I’m safe. I have a peg feeding tube for extra nutrition from time to time too. My parents want me to attend more group activities to make some more friends and develop my social skills further. I tend to visit Cardiff to take part in activities as there is more going on there. I’m a happy and outgoing young boy but I am very emotionally strong minded which sometimes makes me come across as abusive mentally and physically. I would love to find someone who’s going to form a special bond with me and enjoy spending time with me too.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

I would like to employ a personal assistant to enable me to spend time out of my house and give my parents some respite from their caring role.

HOURS OF WORK

There are 3 hours per week flexible … This will usually be used on a weekend and once we know each other I’d like to have 6 hours out every other weekend

RATE OF PAY

£13.50 per hour.

TASKS CAN INCLUDE

·        Going to different places that I enjoy

  • Helping me to learn new skills
  • Keeping me safe while I’m out
  • You will be driving my own adapted vehicle.
  • Monitoring my food intake
  • Personal care.
  • Full training will needed on operating a HOIST, MIC-KEY FEEDING TUBE
  • Sitting in my home with me.

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

·        Someone with a background or willing to be trained on all of the above needs.

·        Someone strong and confident.

·        Someone who is cheerful and outgoing

·        Someone with manual handling experience would be advantageous but full training can be provided

·         FULL TRAINING WILL BE GIVEN

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 on a monthly basis 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