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DPSS499 - Personal Assistant - Pontardawe - 63 hours per week (wakeful nights) between 2 PA's (Ref: V000499)

Location: Pontardawe
Pay: £10.00
Closing: 31/10/2024


I am an 81 year old lady living in the Pontardawe area. I enjoy gardening, pottering in my greenhouse and talking about my life on the farm. I require reassurance as I can become anxious and must be supervised at all times. Personal assistants to encourage with activities that she engages with most. I require medication level C support.


Tasks Include:

  • Medication Level C (training to be provided).
  • Supporting with my anxiety.
  • Ensuring my safety at home as I am at risk of falls.
  • Prompt to drink to ensure I am hydrated.
  • Encouragement to return to bed.
  • Must be supervised 24/7.
  • Use distraction techniques in a sensitive way to prevent agitation.
  • Encourage to participate in activities I am interested in and prompt to continue engagement.
  • Support with activities such as quizzes with clues and pictures, art and crafts, board games and card games.
  • Prompting to water my indoor plants.
  • PA to keep communication simple in a step by step way.



URGENT - 63 hours per week wakeful nights.

Position to be split between 2 PA’s

7 days a week – 10pm - 7am

Person Type

A person who:

  • Reliable
  • Calm/Patient
  • Trustworthy
  • Understanding of a cognitive impairment is preferred but not essential.


Additional Info

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of an individual employer. You will be employed by that individual and not Neath Port Talbot Council. To apply for this job please click the “Apply Online” link and complete the registration/application form. You will only need to complete this form once. If you wish to be considered for more than one vacancy or have any difficulties please contact us on 01639 686812 or email quoting the reference numbers of the jobs you are interested in.

This post may require a DBS check (the cost of which will be met by NPTCBC). If this post requires you to work with children then it is compulsory for you to have a DBS check prior to commencement.

If requested by the employer, two satisfactory references must be provided. This post is subject to a trial period of 1 month and a probationary period of up to 6 months.

Wages will be paid on a 4 weekly or monthly basis once a valid National Insurance (NI) number has been provided. You must be eligible to work in the UK and your employer will conduct document checks prior to commencement.

You will receive the appropriate annual leave entitlement as well as all other statutory entitlements, details of which will be set out in your contract of employment. You will also be issued with a Personal Assistants Handbook when your employment commences.

You will be expected to undertake any mandatory training identified as relevant to this post. The cost of mandatory training will be met through the direct payment. Failure to attend mandatory training may result in your employment offer being withdrawn.

If you are interested in applying for a vacancy and have previously registered as a Personal Assistant with the Direct Payments Support Service, please contact the team on 01639 686812 instead of completing a Registration Form. Alternatively, you may email

Please note NPTCBC is advertising this post on behalf of an individual employer. You will be an employee of the Direct Payment Recipient and not of NPTCBC