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Vacancy Details

DPSS486 - Personal Assistant - Pontardawe - 4 hours per week (Ref: V000486)

Location: Pontardawe
Pay: £12.00
Closing: 14/10/2027


I am a 71 year old gentleman living in the Pontardawe area. I suffered a brain injury which has resulted in me being diagnosed with Dementia. I have difficulties with my hearing, speech and mobility. I enjoy reading, doing puzzles and getting out and about. I am looking for a Personal Assistant to support me with activities that I enjoy out in the community and in my home.


  • Supporting / encouraging me to go for a walk and to use communal areas in the building.
  • Supporting / encouragement to do puzzles and jigsaws.
  • Prompt and supervise with soft diet to avoid choking (To follow SALT guidance) – there is a possibility that this may or may not be needed.
  • Any other reasonable tasks.

Person Type

A person who:

  • Is reliable
  • Is trustworthy
  • Has a good personality and enjoys a chat
  • Is confident
  • Is able to work on own initiative
  • Is patient
  • Is understanding of brain injuries


4 hours per week. - Weekend preferred however these times/days can be flexible.

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