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Personal Assistant (PA) To Disabled Gentleman

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th April 2021

Summary

Your role is to enable the employer, a disabled man in his late 20s, to pursue his interests and live independently. You will be working in a variety of settings and shift times, being flexible where possible.

Key Responsibilities

• Assist the employer with a range of activities, including attending courses, volunteering, work, meeting friends, going to the cinema, for a walk, etc.

• Assist the employer with transport, including driving the employer’s adapted van.

• Assist the employer with cleaning, laundry, shopping and other domestic tasks.

• Assist the employer with eating, drinking, preparing and cooking food.

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

Skills & Personal Qualities

• Understanding, positive, easy-going and willing to assume a background role to allow the employer privacy and autonomy.

• Punctual, reliable and well-organised, with excellent communication skills.

• Awareness of the social model of disability and interest in disability rights.

• Previous experience supporting a disabled person is essential.

• Good physical health and fitness is essential, as personal care duties may be challenging.

• 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.

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

• Training is provided.

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