VOG765 Personal assistant Please quote job reference VOG765 on application. Apply now JOB DESCRIPTION Personal Assistant A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF I’m a lady in my mid-50s living in Barry, not far from Barry Island. I had a brain injury in 2019 which has affected my sight, mobility, concentration and memory. It can take me a while to find words and express myself. I experience visual seizures and tire very easily. I use a stick when out walking and am due to get a wheelchair soon. A lot of planning goes into the smallest task. For example, before I shower I need to carefully plan my clothing and make sure everything is ready to use. I find this very stressful and tiring therefore, I need assistance around tasks like this. I find it hard to regulate my emotions and sometimes start crying unexpectedly. I can go from happy to sad without any warning. PLACE OF WORK Your job will be within my home in Barry and local surrounding area. PURPOSE OF THE JOB You will support me to live independently in my home and help with day to day living. HOURS OF WORK 13.5 HOURS PER WEEK My weekly care package is for 27 hours, however I will need at least two PAs for 13.5 hours each. Weekday and weekend hours made up of block hours, ie: 2 – 3 hours per shift. You must be available to cover annual leave, sickness etc. RATE OF PAY £10.25 per hour, WEEKDAYS £11.00 per hour, WEEKENDS TASKS INVOLVED Freshly preparing meals Assistance with showering and other personal care Selecting and preparing my clothing for the day Basic support with domestic duties – washing, cleaning, changing bedding Support to manage, organise and arrange appointments Taking me to hospital / doctor appointments Online shopping Taking my dog for a walk Weekly shopping, which I will sometimes join in and packing items away in cupboard Accompanying me for meals out / coffee shops / days out Going to the garden centre and assisting me to maintain my garden – planting flowers, cutting the lawn etc An awareness of my home environment and not moving things to different place TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED An enthusiastic and friendly person is important, with a good sense of humour Some experience of epilepsy and brain injury Some knowledge and understanding of visual impairment Good communication skills and positive attitude towards this type of work Kind nature and quiet and calm You must be able to freshly prepare a meal An understanding of food safety and hygiene while working in the kitchen Understanding of my changeable emotions Very important that you are dependable and reliable Someone who enjoys gardening Someone who I can confidently and easily build rapport with Confident around dogs and happy for them to be in your car Car driver / owner 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. I will be your legal employer. The wage will be paid 4-weekly by BACS from the Centre for Independent Living. You will receive 5.6 weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You will be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you. Thank you.