This is a shared post to provide wake up and tuck in service with occasional respite weekend
A female Personal Care Assistant (this is a genuine occupational requirement) is required to provide regular support to a frail elderly woman with some cognitive decline in South Portobello Duddingston area.
The PA will be required to assist my mother-in-law to stay physically and mentally active, using general cognitive activities, and support with practical tasks.
My mother-in-law has limited strength and energy so walks with mobility aids. She requires gentle prompting and encouragement to stay hydrated and assistance with personal care to support her to maintain her general hygiene.
A calm and friendly attitude, along with the ability to prompt and encourage participating in activities is a must.
Applicants are sought from females only and you should have access to a vehicle with business insurance. My mother-in-law has a Blue Badge.
Although driving is desirable, it is not essential. Travel expenses during working hours will be reimbursed.
Hours of work: approx. 10 hours per week plus possible additional hours and occasional weekend respite cover in order to give me and my husband respite. Hours are usually mornings and evenings and the respite shifts include overnight stay and tea time meals. Hours can be discussed at interview.
Download a full job description here: EMC IMC Job Description for Personal Assistant 2021
How to apply
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Pajobs@lothiancil.org.uk quoting reference code EMC IMC.