Job reference: MMT 1

Area: East Lothian
Working pattern: Part-time
Closing date: Open
Rate of pay: £11 per hour

Rate of pay is £11 per hour.

A Female Personal Assistant (PA) is needed to provide personal care and support for an active and mobile 82 year old lady with dementia.

Mary has a lively personality and enjoys music, singing and meeting people but needs help with eating, dressing and toileting and for getting out of the house or go for walks and other activities.

The PA should have experience of caring; be friendly and approachable and have a good sense of humour, as well as being reliable, trustworthy and punctual and should be educated to secondary level; be able to communicate clearly; be able to work without close supervision; be a good organiser; have management skills; good interpersonal and negotiation skills; be a creative problem-solver, have advocacy skills and be aware of the need for risk management for the elderly.

In addition, the PA should have experience and understanding of person-centred work with dementia sufferers. They should be flexible, non-judgemental, be able to recognise work and personal boundaries, be a team worker who enjoys a challenge and be persistent in carrying out the allocated tasks and achieving the goals. They should have experience of lifting and handling.

It is essential that the postholder be a driver and have the use of a car. It would be advantageous if the postholder lived in East Lothian or was within easy traveling distance of Longniddry.

The post involves working a total of 14 hours per week, with additional opportunities to cover staff Sickness and Annual Leave and an increase in hours as they become available. Shifts to be negotiated.

The successful candidate will join a small team. Annual training is provided.

The rate of pay is £11 per hour. Please apply as soon as possible by either sending in your CV or completing and returning an application form.

How to apply

For more information and an application form, please obtain an application pack. This can be downloaded from HERE or by emailing and quoting reference MMT 1. Alternatively, you can call 0131 475 2558, quote reference MMT 1 and leave your contact details.

You can send in your CV either by email to and quote reference MMT 1 or post to MMT 1 Recruitment, LCIL, Norton Park Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY.

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