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Personal Assistant to Disabled Person

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd August 2019

Summary

As a Personal Assistant, your role is to enable the employer, a sociable and intelligent young man who has a physical disability and uses a powered wheelchair, to pursue his interests and live as independently as possible.

Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance with various social and leisure activities, such as meeting friends, attending classes, going to the cinema and out in the evening.
  • Provide assistance out and about, including driving wheelchair accessible car.
  • Provide assistance with note-taking and administrative matters.
  • Provide assistance with domestic tasks, such as cleaning, laundry and shopping.
  • Provide assistance with eating, drinking, preparing and cooking food.
  • Provide assistance with brushing teeth, brushing hair and basic hygiene.
  • Provide assistance with getting in and out of bed, using a ceiling hoist.
  • Provide assistance with personal care, showering and toileting.

Skills & Experience

  • Excellent communication and conversational skills.
  • Understanding, patient and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Previous experience supporting someone with a disability.
  • Driving licence valid in the UK required.
  • Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership required.
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