Vacancy Details

DPSS030| Personal Assistant | Margam |9.5 Hrs Per Week College Holidays only (Ref: V00030)

Location: Port Talbot
Pay: £8.72
Closing: 30/08/2020

Description

I am a disabled young adult, aged 20 living in Margam with my family when I’m back from college. I have Cerebral Palsy which affects my mobility and causes me to fully rely on the use of a wheelchair. I have some learning difficulties and limited concentration and my speech is slightly impaired but I will repeat myself until I am understood. I am able to drive my motorised wheelchair in safe environments but tire easily and rely on someone to take over the controls. I need help with eating and drinking but I can feed myself with food that can be picked up providing it is cut up. I am bright and enjoy fun, laughter and nonsense. I like spending time with people who are energetic, bubbly and make me laugh.  I enjoy spending time on my IPad, watching TV, phoning and skyping friends and family.  However, I need to be distracted from this as I can spend too much time using my gadgets instead of getting out and about.

Purpose

I am looking for a personal assistant who will provide me with support and assistance both at home and out in the community when I am at home during college holidays. Increasing my independence and providing some respite for my family. Tasks will involve spending time with me at home having a laugh and getting me out into the community and possibly meeting up with others. I will need you to help me look out for and think of places we can go.  To get out and about you will need to assist me on public transport or you can drive my Motability vehicle.

Tasks

  • Assisting me with meals when required.
  • Helping me with dressing and personal care tasks
  • Assisting me on public transport or driving my Motability vehicle.
  • Spending time at home watching TV, chatting, helping with homework etc.
  • Taking me out for meals.
  • Accompanying me to cinema, theatre etc.
  • Taking me out and about for walks in parks and beach etc.
  • Taking me out shopping
  • Any other relevant duties.

    A holder of a full clean driving licence is beneficial.

     

Person Type

  • A person who
  • A responsible male or female, who can identify with a young adult and their interests
  • Someone who is willing to undertake personal care tasks in a discreet and confident manner.
  • A friendly, energetic, sociable person with a good sense of humour is important to me. Someone who is willing to work flexibly is important.
  • A trustworthy person, who respects the privacy and confidentiality of working in someone else’s home.

    Some confidence/experience with a motorised wheelchair is beneficial.

    Some confidence/experience working with a hoist/sling is beneficial. (manual handling training is available)

    A holder of a full clean driving licence is beneficial.

Hours

9.5hrs worked over 1 full day 8.30am-6pm or 2 half days, to suit yourself Monday –Friday. Some flexibility maybe required to work around my other PA’s availability, to ensure I have support for each day. Days always agreed in advance. Additional hours may be offered.

Please note this position is only during College holidays

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 www.npt.gov.uk/directpayments 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 pa-registration@npt.gov.uk. Quoting Ref Number DPSS030

Direct Payments Support Service

NPTCBC.

 

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 pa-registration@npt.gov.uk.

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