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JOB DESCRIPTION

Part-Time Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am a 47 year old man with a complex learning disability. I also have cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair. I live with my parents in Gilfach Goch.

I’m a friendly, sociable person who enjoys chatting to people and having company around me. I have a vast interest in sports, especially snooker, so it’s important that my PA can support me to attend sporting events. At home I have an extensive CD collection so it’s fair to say I love music and enjoy going out to see live bands. 

HOURS OF WORK

8 hours per weekend, over a Saturday and Sunday.

On occasion you may be required to cover additional shifts during the week.

RATES OF PAY

£12.25 per hour

TASKS WILL INCLUDE

·        Personal care assistance including showering and toileting, using hoist assistance to complete these tasks

·        I require constant supervision; ensuring my well-being and safety at all times

·        Transfers from wheelchair to recliner, and vice versa

·        Ensuring I maintain a good diet by supporting me to eat and drink

·        Supporting me to access activities such as cinema, going out for food, watching sports or live music

·        Using a hoist for all transfers and receiving training where appropriate

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

·             You must have a confident and direct approach in communication

·             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 able to use a hoist, and receive the appropriate training for manual handling

·             Car driver; someone who is able to drive a mobility car to take me to activities

 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.