Personal Assistant required to support recurring respite of 8 hours a week for 62 year old male with Alzheimer’s early onset dementia. To enable his wife, who is his full time carer, to attend to other family matters as due to the illness the employer is unable to be left alone. Preferably the 8 hours would be for one day, per week, pre-agreed with employer, but this is flexible.
Main requirements of role to provide companionship in the employer’s home, including engaging in conversation with the employer and providing them with social interaction. The employer does not require external social interaction so this will be purely home based support.
Individual needs to be caring, honest, responsible and patient.
Reliable with good time keeping.
Able to use own initiative and be self-motivated.
Able to maintain confidentiality and be aware of privacy.
Good communication and inter-personal skills.
Ability to develop and maintain a supportive relationship.
This position was posted by the Direct Payments Support service on behalf of the Direct Payment Recipient. The Direct Payment Recipient is the employer. They hold all the employer’s responsibilities associated with this role. Carmarthenshire County Council supports them to fulfil their employer obligations.