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 Personal Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT MYSELF

I am an 85 year old man who lives in the Barry area with my wife. I used to be very outgoing and chatty and could get on with anyone I met. I have 2 children, 4 grandchildren and lots of great grandchildren who I enjoy coming to visit. I worked all of my life, doing a variety of jobs. I used to like watching horseracing and boxing. These days I am happy to watch whatever is on the TV. I used to be a real bookworm, preferring nonfiction and especially anything to do with history or war. Travelling has always been my favourite hobby. Before I had a stroke, we used to go on holidays to West Wales often and then have one ‘big’ holiday a year. We went to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong. Since I had a stroke, I have right side weakness, which has resulted in me experiencing several falls recently. Because of the stroke, I have been diagnosed with Parkinsonism, this has affected my speech greatly. I can understand everything that is being said to me, but I can’t always find the words and can find speaking difficult due to a weakness with my swallow.

PURPOSE OF JOB

I am looking for a Personal Assistant/s to support me to maintain independence and to keep me safe within my home.

HOURS OF WORK

16.25 hours per week. This will cover 7 days a week (1 hour each morning and 45 mins each evening plus a 4 hour sitting call). I would be happy to consider a job share.

RATES OF PAY

£10.50 per hour

TASKS INVOLVED

  • Supporting me at home with personal care, washing etc.
  • Assisting me to get out of bed
  • Ensuring my safety when walking as I can fall
  • Keeping me company when my wife has a break from her caring role

TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED

  • Someone who is strong enough to support me as I can be unsteady on my feet
  • Someone eager to learn and able to follow instruction
  • Mature outlook
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Kind and patient
  • Flexible
  • Experience of working in or providing care is desirable

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 four weekly 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.