Personal Assistant (PA) to young disabled man

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st August 2020


  • Advertised from 30th July 2020
  • £10.88 per hour
  • CG OH

Role

As a Personal Assistant, your role is to enable the employer, a young disabled man and powerchair-user 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 able to assume a background role to allow the employer privacy and autonomy, remaining professional at all times.
  • 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.

Application notes

To apply for this position, email your completed application form or CV to pajobs@lothiancil.org.uk


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