Job reference: AP-SDWL

Area: West Lothian
Working pattern: Part-time
Closing date: May 14, 2021
Rate of pay: £11.71 per hour

Closing date: 14th May 2021

Paid annual leave plus pension

I am a 12yr old girl looking for a personal assistant to support me with all aspects of daily life. I have Spinal Muscular Atrophy which means my muscles don’t work well and therefore I have very limited movement/strength in my arms and legs. I use an electric wheelchair and need support with  all personal care, daily routines and activities.  I live with my mum and older brother. I love Disney, painting my nails, fashion and hanging out with my friends. I enjoy watching netflix and youtube,  singing, listening to music and doing arts and crafts. Although shy at first, I’m very chatty once I get to know you.

Morning/evenings shifts will involve getting me up or putting me to bed. My skin is extremely sensitive so I can find dressing/undressing quite uncomfortable and you need to be very patient and understanding. Afternoon shifts might involve helping me with activities such as doing my nails or arts and crafts. I might want help when spending time with my friends at home or going out to meet them. Overnight shifts will involve responding to me if I wake during the night. I might need to be repositioned or have my covers moved or to have a drink. I could need help with personal care at any of these times. You will need to use a hoist and other manual handling equipment.

Candidates with previous PA experience/knowledge of using a hoist and manual handling equipment/skills will be preferred but is not essential as training will be offered. A driving licence is preferred but not essential.

Essential criteria: You must be kind at all times and gentle when moving me. You need to be firm but friendly, reliable and approachable. You need to be good at listening as I am very good at expressing myself and my needs. You must be punctual and reliable.

Hours: Weekly hours may vary and will be initially on an ad hoc basis but approx. 12 hours per week, hourly rate is £11.71

Shift details:  Shifts will include an overnight (up to 8 hours) and then up to 4 hours Sun morning or after school/time at weekend/evening to be arranged  with my mum to meet care needs. 2 posts are available.

We have an established Pension Scheme and annual leave system.

The post is subject to a conditional PVG Scheme membership check and if you are not a member, you will be asked to join before any formal offer could be made. PVG costs will be paid by the employer.

If interested please visit download application pack or email pajobs@lothiancil.org.uk or call our 24 hours recruitment line on 01314752558, please leave your name, email or postal address and Job Ref: AP-SDWL

AP-SDWL Application pack 2021


How to apply

If interested please visit download application pack or email pajobs@lothiancil.org.uk or call our 24 hours recruitment line on 01314752558, please leave your name, email or postal address and Job Ref: AP-SDWL

AP-SDWL Application pack 2021

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