VOG473 Personal Assistant to an Adult Please quote job reference VOG473 on the application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION PERSONAL ASSISTANT A LITTLE ABOUT ME I am an 87-year-old lady living in the Barry area. I can be forgetful however I am healthy and mobile. I am a widow and retired nurse. I am close to my family comprising of one daughter who lives nearby and works part-time and my two granddaughters who both work full-time. Despite memory impairment, I remain capable and like to be independent, so sometimes I find it hard to accept help. I have a great sense of humour and enjoy reminiscing on my past. I currently have a care package three times per day which includes one hour in the morning, one hour at lunch time and half hour in the evening. I also have a cleaner once per week. PURPOSE OF THE JOB To encourage and promote social interaction and cognitive stimulation by engaging in relaxed dialogue and reminiscence. To ensure that I maintain regular fluids and diet. To encourage me to make cups of tea and to assist with preparation of food and drink on days where I need more help To remind me to take medication if this has not been taken at an earlier carer visit. To encourage me to maintain my independence as far as possible HOURS OF WORK 10 hours in total which could be shared between two Personal Assistants. Ideally 1.5 – 2 hours Monday to Saturday around carer visits. Hours can be adjusted to suit right applicant. Some flexibility would be advantageous. RATE OF PAY £11.30 per hour TASKS MIGHT INCLUDE Keeping me company, sitting down and having a chat Preparing a meal or snack There may be a need to provide assistance with personal care or assisting me to put on clean clothes if this has not been achieved during the earlier carer call. Light domestic support around the home, for example assisting with laundry / ironing and on occasions changing and making bed, washing kitchen floor. Occasional light shopping when my daughter is away / unwell. Any other duties mutually agreed to assist with day to day living TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED Would suit a female applicant (due to the personal care involved) Someone who is kind, patient and sensitive to the needs of someone with a memory impairment Honest, reliable and trustworthy Motivated Life experience and experience of working with older people and dementia would be advantageous. Someone with a health care background would be advantageous but not essential Easy to talk to and get along with Interest in indoor / outdoor plants would be helpful Non-smoker (preferably) Flexible Car owner / driver but not essential ABOUT THE JOB The client’s daughter will be your legal employer so you will need a National Insurance number. Pay will be monthly and appropriate paid annual leave will be given. The post is subject to satisfactory references. There will be a probationary period involved and a satisfactory enhanced DBS (police) check will be required.