Vacancy Details

DPSS109 Personal Assistant | Margam | 17 Hours per week (Ref: V000109)

Location: Port Talbot
Pay: £8.21
Closing: 30/08/2020


I am a young lady in my 20s living in the Margam area with my family. I am blind, have a brain injury and I am paraplegic. I am bright and bubbly with a sunny personality and love all kinds of activities including music, games, computers and arts and crafts.

I like it when my personal assistants continuously interact and stimulate me by encouraging me to stretch my boundaries and explore the world. They should have an empathetic and caring attitude and a warm and friendly approach as I like working with positive and bubbly people. You'll be part of a team of personal assistants so you'll always be working with my mum, my sister or another PA.

I have a compromised immune system so I may ask you to stay away if you are even if it's just a minor cold.


Assisting with eating.

Providing stimulation via activities.

Participating in range of motion activities to maintain mobility (training provided by a Physiotherapist).

Encouraging speech and interaction, communication via touch etc.


  • Assisted eating of a soft diet, being mindful of positioning and swallowing reflexes etc.
  • Providing distraction to encourage eating.
  • Undertaking specialist training to enable PA to fulfil role, working closely with outside professionals and family
  • Some support with my manual handling
  • Occasionally helping me to get out and access my community in my adapted vehicle
  • Any other reasonable duties.

Person Type

  • Is outgoing.
  • Able to understand communication needs and how to overcome them.
  • Good sense of humour.
  • Loves music, bubbly, musical.
  • Able to work on own initiative and within a close team.
  • Has the ability to encourage.
  • Sensitive and personable
  • Some experience of sensory communication/activities desirable, but if not someone who is willing to undertake training.
  • car driver essential


17 hours a week split over two shifts.


Days can vary but will always be agreed in advance

Some flexibility is required as cover hours will be offered from time to time. Occasional weekend working.

Additional Info

Thank you for your interest in the personal assistant vacancies that the Direct Payments Support Service is advertising on behalf of employers.You will need to apply online by going to and completing an online application form.

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. The final decision on whether you are offered the post will be with the employer and not the Direct Payments Support Service. If you are unable to complete the online application form or would like any further information about Direct Payments and the vacancies being advertised please contact us on 01639686812 or via email on Quoting Ref Number DPSS 109


Direct Payments Support Service


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