PA to Young Disabled Man

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th January 2020


  • Advertised from 31st December 2019
  • £10.88 per hour. Full time, part time and casual positions available.
  • 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 as independently. You will be working as part of a team in a variety of settings, locations and shift times, including evenings and weekends, being flexible where possible.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance with a wide range of social and leisure activities, including, but not limited to, meeting friends, attending classes, going to the cinema, concerts, the pub or for a walk.
  • Provide assistance out and about, including driving the employer’s adapted van.
  • Provide assistance with eating, drinking, preparing and cooking food.
  • Provide assistance with dressing, personal care, showering and toileting, including use of a ceiling hoist for transfers.
  • Provide assistance with note taking and administrative tasks.
  • Provide assistance with cleaning, laundry, shopping and other domestic tasks.

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.
  • Previous experience supporting a disabled person who has physical impairments is essential.
  • Good physical health and fitness, as personal care duties can be challenging.
  • Driving licence valid in the UK is essential.
  • Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership is essential.
  • Awareness of the social model of disability and interest in disability rights.

Additional Information

  • This opportunity is open to both male and female applicants.
  • Employment is dependent upon the successful completion of two paid trial shifts if you are selected for interview.
  • Training is provided.

Application notes

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

Closing date: 29th January 2020

About the Lothian Centre For Inclusive Living (LCIL)

The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living provides administrative support and payroll services to the employer. This allows the employer to remain anonymous in the early stages of recruitment in order to protect their privacy. Our client will contact you if you are shortlisted for interview. For more information about the LCIL, please visit lothiancil.org.uk.

Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL),Norton Park,57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

T: 0131 475 2350

E: lcil@lothiancil.org.uk


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