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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.