Personal Assistant (PA) To Young Disabled Man

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st November 2021


  • Advertised from 29th September 2021
  • £11.24 per hour. Part-time or casual (full-hours available in future)

Role

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.

This opportunity is only open to holders of a driving licence valid in the UK.

Key Responsibilities

• Assist the employer with a range of activities, including meeting friends, going for a walk, to the cinema, accessing employment, managing administrative tasks (and enabling him to pursue his 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 male and female applicants.

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

• Training is provided.

Application notes

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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