VOG636 Personal assistant
Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Permanent (Full time)
A LITTLE ABOUT US
I am a 32 year-old young woman who has Down’s syndrome. I live in a small village of Llancarfan in the Vale of Glamorgan with my parents and I’m very much part of my local community and get involved in many activities.
I am an actor with a drama academy in Cardiff for two days a week; I work in a Church café for one day a week and I attend a pottery class for one day a week, and I’m part of a dance company in Barry which is held one evening a week. My other interests include listening to music, doing arts and crafts, watching TV and Netflix, and reading for book club.
I communicate well and am fairly confident but I know I am vulnerable when out, so I need someone with me at all times.
PLACE OF WORK
Based in my home in Llancarfan or out and about in Cardiff/Barry.
HOURS OF WORK
Six hours a week: either as one ‘day’ or two half-days (3hrs X 2) Monday – Saturday.
Please note - Possibility of further respite hours in my own home (to be discussed – for example overnight or weekends at £80 per night)
RATE OF PAY
£ per hour
plus holidays and mileage paid. Possibility of further respite hours at home – see below person spec.
Accompany me to do social activities such as: shopping, cinema, bowling, walking (not too far!), gym and swim
Taking me to my different classes
Undertake activities at home occasionally (so my parents can go out); I like cooking and baking.
Ensuring personal safety and wellbeing at all times
Possibly overnight stays at my home on occasion
TYPE OF PERSON REQUIRED
‘Young at heart’ with a good sense of humour
Able to keep me safe
To maintain privacy and confidentiality
Driver with own vehicle and business insurance
Flexibility over hours
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 4 weekly on return of a payslip provided by the Centre for Independent Living. You will receive weeks paid holiday (pro rata). You may be required to apply for a DBS check at no expense to you.