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Personal Assistants Required

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Near Chapelton (5 miles from East Kilbride &7 miles from Hamilton)
  • Closing 5th August 2021

Care Requirements

Day Shift: 13 hours. 8am-9pm. Breaks flexible.

Night Shift: 12 hours. 9pm-9am. Waking night.

Needed: Three Full Time Carers

Carer 1: 1 day shift and 2 night shifts (37 hours a week)

Carer 2: 3 day shifts (39 hours a week)

Carer 3: 3 day shifts (39 hours a week)

I am looking for caring individuals male or female with relevant experience to work as a personal assistant/carer with my 21 year old son.

He has cerebral palsy, multiple special needs and uses a wheelchair. He enjoys many different activities and likes to get out and about in his own wheelchair accessible vehicle. He requires 24 hour assistance and full support at college and at home in order to do the things he loves.

This is a rare opportunity to become part of a happy family/support team and is ideal for those who are looking for a more 1 to 1 setting, or looking to extend their care/support skills and experience.

Full training will be provided and successful applicants will gain experience in nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, medicine administration, moving and handling and personal care are part of the role.

We live just off the A726 near Chapelton which is 5 miles from East Kilbride &7 miles from Hamilton.

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Personal Assistant / Enabler

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • near Bathgate, West Lothian EH47
  • Closing 6th August 2021

Hi there,

Are you a people person....

..... reliable.....

.... with a good sense of fun....

.... with sound common sense....

.... a non-smoker.....

... able to care for someone with physical and learning disabilities needing total care....

And can you drive?

... then look no further!

I am a sociable guy who likes to be with people

AND I have a great job waiting for you as part of my team!

I have cerebral palsy which affects my speech and my ability to do anything. That and my epilepsy mean that I am unable, however much I try, to do anything for myself; in fact I need help with everything including intimate personal care.

But this doesn’t stop me from pursuing my interests which are gardening, Christian activities, working with animals, swimming, drama, music, arts and crafts and horse riding (for which you need to be 5’8”).

In fact I am quite busy at home and in the community. At home I also need you to help with my exercises to keep me able to move.

Would you like to have fun working with me? Giving care and support to one individual you get to know them well. You are able to enjoy activities in the home and community while being paid! Learn to be an enabler!

The bonus is you get training on the job and later get to go to further training!

If you would like to work with me for about 16 hours or for a full 30+ hours per week; possibly be available for sleepovers - I would pay you £10.20ph initially and provide a pension. The hourly rate goes up to £12.10ph when you are able to do all of my care reliably.

Sleepovers are paid at £83.70 per night.

When you are a permanent team member I include enhanced sick pay.

You would also get 42 days paid holiday per year.

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Full-time Support Worker/PA Required

  • Full time
  • £29,161
  • South Queensferry
  • Closing 23rd August 2021

Support worker required to join a small team to support a young 43 year-old man living in his own home.

Requirements:

  • Experience of working with people who have a learning disability and autism
  • PVG Membership (or be willing to join)
  • Driving license
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Personal Assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Giffnock
  • Closing 29th August 2021

Nature of the Job

To assist with a variety of tasks to support a young man with cerebral palsy both at home and in the community.

Duties

To support with personal care.

To support client with household duties as required.

To support client with visits to restaurants shops and day trips.

Ad Hoc Duties - Any reasonable duties that may be required on a daily basis.

Hours of Work - The post is 10 hours per week with scope for an increase in these hours. The successful applicant will need to be flexible in their work pattern as occasional weekend working will be required.

Rate of Pay - £12 per hour

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants should be able to drive and have a clean and valid driving licence.

Current PVG is essential or can be obtained prior to employment.

Experience in social care setting is preferable but not essential. Personal experience will be considered.

Training and shadowing opportunities would be provided as required.

IT skills would be advantageous as the client uses a communication aid.

All About Me

Who Am I?

I am an 18 year old wheelchair user who uses mainly eye gaze Technology to communicate. My interests are watching football, concerts, eating out, shopping for clothes and watching TV. I have also recently started playing chess, enjoy a game of Uno and I'm hard to beat at Connect 4!

Things that People Like about me

Easy-going, Thoughtful, Good sense of humour, Outgoing, Approachable, Resilient, Independent and I don't let my disability hold me back or define who I am.

Things I Like

Sport

Socialising

Lively conversation

Music

Food

It's Important for me / to me

Being independent

Family

To get out and about

Being in control of my life

To best work with me the person must be -

Have a clean driving licence

Discrete

Flexible

Sociable

Punctual and reliable

Relaxed and confident

Sense of Humour

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Personal Assistant (PA) to Disabled Man

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th September 2021

Summary

As a Personal Assistant (PA), your role is to support the employer, a disabled man and powerchair-user in his late 20s, to pursue his ambitions and live as independently as possible. You will support the employer with social, work-related and domestic activities in a variety of settings.

Key Responsibilities

· Assist the employer with a range of activities, including meeting friends/attending social events, going for a walk, to the cinema, accessing employment, managing administrative tasks (and enable him to pursue his other interests, desires and goals in general).

· Assist the employer out and about, including driving the employer’s adapted van.

· Assist the employer with tidying, laundry, shopping and other household tasks.

· Assist the employer with eating, drinking and preparing food.

· Assist the employer with dressing and personal care, including use of a ceiling hoist for transfers.

Skills & Personal Qualities

· Enthusiastic, outgoing and positive attitude.

· Excellent communication, social and interpersonal skills.

· Excellent time-management and organisational skills.

· Previous experience supporting a disabled person is desirable, but not essential.

· Driving licence valid in the UK is essential.

· Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership is essential.

Additional Information

· Opportunity is open to both male and female applicants.

· Interviews will be conducted via video call.

· Employment is dependent upon the successful completion of two paid trial shifts.

· Training is provided.

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Female Personal Assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

Female Personal Assistant required by a disabled woman living in the North West Glasgow.

I am an outgoing, friendly and happy person who has a busy and interesting life. I need someone who is flexible, able to assist me in my every-day life and be willing to go with the flow, experience new things, meet new people and also enjoy some down-time too.

Duties will include, Cooking (healthy meals), personal care, moving and assisting, light housework, some driving plus other reasonable tasks.

  • Some Personal care and food prep and cooking in evening.
  • Car driver preferred.
  • Good time keeping and reliability is essential.
  • Someone who is outgoing, caring, fun, and happy to be flexible would be desirable.

£10.30 per hour, 5 hours per week: Saturday 5pm – 8pm & Sunday 5pm -7pm

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Personal Assistant (PA)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Giffnock based. Will include central belt travel.
  • Closing 16th June 2021

Reporting to:Person being supported

Nature of the job role:To assist with a variety of tasks which will support the employer to live an independent personal and social life. Providing overnight support in employer’s own home. Job role may include travel and overnight supports based away from East Renfrewshire and potentially abroad.

Duties:Personal duties: Support with personal care including showering and toileting. Ensuring that the employer is well dressed and maintains his well kept appearance

Domestic duties:Assisting and supporting employer with daily household tasks as required.

Social Duties:Support the employer with his volunteering and sports coaching roles and to compete in his disability sport interests.

Any other reasonable duties that may be necessary. These duties may vary from day to day.

Hours of work:The post is 30 hours a week and will include day and evening shifts Monday – Sunday. There is a need for you to be flexible as the working patterns are subject to change to meet the needs of the client. The post includes future opportunities for both overnight and waking nightshift patterns

*The above working patterns may be negotiable with the ideal candidate.

Qualifications and Experience:Essential that applicants are drivers with clean and valid driving license. Applicants either must have a valid PVG or be able to obtain one if appointed. Experience in social care is not essential. The person appointed must be a good fit to the existing team and be able to adapt to the flexibility of the employer and his needs. Training and shadowing opportunities will be available and is expected.

Who am I?:I am a 28-year-old wheelchair user and disability sport athlete. I have a keen interest in sports in general with my main passions being football and boccia. I am also a registered sports coach who is working to grow disability sport across the central belt of Scotland. I consider myself very sociable with a good sense of humour.

The things that people like and admire about me:Easy-going, thoughtful, good sense of humour, outgoing, approachable, resilient, Independent and does not let disability hold him back.

Things I Like

  • Sports
  • Socialising
  • Lively, fun conversations
  • Football
  • Food (Spicy Foods)

Important to me

  • Being independent
  • Family
  • To get out and about
  • Being in control of my life

To best work with me the person must be

  • A driver
  • Able to have lively conversation
  • Flexible
  • Good sense of humour
  • Approachable/friendly
  • Punctual
  • Relaxed /able to go with the flow
  • Confident
  • Able to enjoy variety
  • Discrete/confidential
  • A fast learner
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Personal Assistant Opportunity

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 30th June 2021

Essential: Driver with own car and flexibility to work varied hours (notice will always be provided)

Desirable: Do you have experience working with children who have additional support needs?

What you will be doing

Our family require a fun and dynamic female to support us over the weekend initially to help fulfil family activities and daily tasks over the weekend. The family consists of 3-year-old twins and their 8-year sister; one of the twins has additional support needs and we are looking for assistance to ensure our children can play and enjoy time together at ease.

We are looking for someone organised, warm, patient and nurturing; a creative individual who will use their own initiative to help care for children who love arts and crafts and generally having fun. They are well adjusted, bright and kind children who get on well. A candidate with good energy and a cheerful disposition will suit best.

What we are looking for

  • You will be a qualified carer/nanny, or highly experienced, and have a passion for childcare. The family are particularly looking for candidates who have experience working with children who have additional support needs, as well as being flexible, organised and enjoy being outdoors.
  • You must be a non-smoker and a driver with your own car and a full clean UK driving licence.
  • You will also have up to date first aid training.

Candidate responsibilities

  • Stimulating development, keeping the children engaged.
  • Be willing to get specialist training to look after a child with special needs – in particular tracheostomy and gastrostomy care.
  • Helping with light household tasks such as cooking and cleaning.
  • General family assistance; be a support system for the children and the family.
  • Must be flexible to occasionally travel with the family as and when required (notice given).
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Female Personal Assistant (GOR)

  • Part time
  • TBC
  • Portobello/Craigentinny area
  • Closing 3rd August 2021

Female Personal Assistant (GOR): opportunity to contribute to an intensive programme – 6 months (with a reduction in hours over a further three months, to be negotiated) to work in the Portobello/Craigentinny area

Do you want to make a real difference to someone’s life? Do you have skills and experience that can be used to support me with my intensive health and well-being programme? This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, develop your practice in a Person-Centred way and build on your current skill and knowledge base.

I use a wheelchair and the programme will include supporting me to develop positive sleep and nutrition routines. You will need to be a good communicator, compassionate and patient. Experience in care work is not essential; I am seeking people willing to work creatively with me. You need to be open to learning as well as taking instructions and using your own initiative.

In recognition of the particular skills needed and the relatively short-term nature of this contract the hourly rate is £19 plus 20hrs paid holiday.

One PA is required – 20hrs/wk, the rota to include two weekends a month.

Relief hours are also required so if you are interested in working in a flexible way on a zero hours contract please contact for an application form.

This role might appeal to newly qualified Allied Health Professional, Social Worker or Therapist looking for an opportunity to build on training and skills and experience of working in partnership with a person requiring support.

Interested? Intrigued? Are you ready for a new and unique role in the area of social care?

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