Personal Assistant (PA) to Disabled Man

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st July 2021


  • Advertised from 29th June 2021
  • £11.56 per hour. Working Pattern: Part-time + AL/sickness cover (negotiable)
  • CG OH

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. 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.

Application notes

An application form is available for download below.

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


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