Personal Assistants have the most important role within ENABLE Scotland by making a positive difference every day to the lives of the people we support. No two days are the same for our Personal Assistants but what we can guarantee is that you will be supporting someone with a learning disability to achieve their goals and outcomes – whatever they may be!
Each person we support has different support needs, so your role may include assisting them with various aspects of personal care, moving and handling or positive behavioural support whilst expanding their social networks and connections.
ENABLE Scotland creates a bespoke team around every individual we support, and our team of Personal Assistants work collaboratively to ensure the safety, wellbeing and aspirations of the people we support are met.
The Best in You Brings Out the Best in Me
The people we support have many varied interests and hobbies and have many of the same dreams and aspirations as we do; they just too often do not get the opportunity to experience these same opportunities. A career with ENABLE Scotland is as rewarding as it is diverse, Personal Assistants at their best have the potential to truly bring out the best in the people we support.
Let us introduce you to James:
People who know me would say that I am likeable, energetic and active. I enjoy going for walks and I tend to walk at a fast pace so it can be physically demanding to keep up with me! I also love going out in my van for a drive. I love to use my garden swing and paddling pool and I also enjoy indoor activities such as jigsaws. I have a wicked sense of humour so my team must be outgoing and confident. I also like to maintain contact with my family and my team support me with this. My team also help me with all aspects of living in my own home, including personal care and will support me to achieve my goals and outcomes. At times I can become anxious or upset and I need my team to help me with this - my team are trained in positive behaviour support and PaMOVA.
James has a strong staff team and is supported by five personal assistants on each shift so, as with any team, you need to be a strong team player who can effectively communicate with others.
You don't need experience but an understanding of autism and experience of supporting people who have learning disabilities would be advantageous.
If you think you share the same interests and have the commitment, dedication, and above all, desire to support James to get the most out of life; then please apply now. ENABLE Scotland needs you and your values to help us create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.
We recruit people based on their values and transferrable skills. Wherever your journey has taken you up until now, join us, and together we will forge a new path in what could potentially be the most rewarding role you have ever had!
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for motivated and driven individuals to join us in ensuring they have the same opportunities as everyone else.
We believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities. These include, but are not limited to:
Starting a career with ENABLE Scotland is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.
ENABLE Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.
Note: The successful applicant will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of their start date.
To apply, please visit our website enable.org.uk/jobs/vacancies/852/personal-assistant.html