Personal Assistant (PA) To Disabled Gentleman

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh (Gorgie)
  • Closing 7th October 2022


  • Advertised from 7th September 2022
  • £12.57 per hour
  • CG OH

Role

Summary

As a Personal Assistant (PA), your role is to enable the employer, a disabled man and wheelchair-user who has muscular dystrophy, to pursue his interests, career ambitions and be as independent as possible.

Opportunity only open to holders of a driving licence valid in the UK.

Key Responsibilities

• Assist the employer with a range of social, work-related and domestic activities (and enable him to pursue his interests, career ambitions and be as independent as possible).

• 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, preparing and cooking food.

• Assist the employer with dressing and personal care, including use of a ceiling-track hoist.

• Assist the employer to be comfortable in bed overnight, repositioning him if requested.

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 male and female applicants.

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

• Staff room available for taking rest breaks and supporting employer overnight.

Application notes

How to Apply

To apply for this position, email your completed application form or CV to pajobs@lothiancil.org.uk, quoting job reference CG OH in the subject line. Download an application form via the link below


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