Job reference: NH OH

Area: City of Edinburgh
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Open
Rate of pay: £13 per hour

Area: City of Edinburgh
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Open
Rate of pay: £13 per hour.
Interview date to be confirmed and will be conducted face to face

The post
Your role will be to assist me in my home life and other activities which will involve lots of
opportunities to be out and about, including returning to work. The role will include all personal
care (morning and evening routine and support with medication), a range of domestic and social
tasks. Helping to maintain physio and exercise as part of my daily routine.

About me
I am a sociable and active 42-year-old man who lives alone.
A mountain bike accident in August 2020 left me with a high-level spinal cord injury. However, I
have some movement and function all over my body. I use a power chair and require to be
assisted with most tasks.
Prior to my accident I led an adventurous lifestyle and had a love of the outdoors. My interests
included climbing, skiing and being in the mountains. My love of the outdoors has not been
curbed and I enjoy walks around my local area and to the beach etc. I am equally happy spending
time in my hometown Edinburgh and enjoy city life, cinema, going for drinks and shopping. I am a Rugby fan and try to go to matches at Murrayfield to watch Scotland whenever I can. I enjoy
being with friends and family, this is very important to me.
I like to be organised and take pride in my appearance and my home.
I enjoy food, cooking, eating well and I like to stay active and healthy.

Have a look at my Instagram link and Facebook link which will give you an insight into my
personality and my journey so far in recovering from my accident. https://www.instagram.com/
niall_bomber_harris/?hl=en
https://www.facebook.com/niall.harris.1069

Personal qualities my assistants will have:
I am looking for someone who is:
• Reliable and enthusiastic.
• Open-minded.
• Sense of humor.
• An adventurous spirt.
• Enjoys being sociable.
• A good listener who can help me achieve the life I want to lead.
• Confident with admin tasks and the use of IT.
• Experience is not essential as all training will be provided; I am able to provide help and support
to direct my care needs.
• UK driver’s licence holder required, I have my own vehicle and want to be able to use this as
much as possible to access the things I enjoy.

Hours and rate of pay
The post is 35 hours per week plus two 8-hour sleepovers. I need support 24/7 so there will be a
variety of support times on a rolling rota. This will include evenings and weekends.
Flexibility will be required. More hours may become available generally and to cover holidays/
illness.
The rate of pay will be £13 per hour. The rate of pay if working sleepovers will be £13 per hour for
an 8 hour shift.
The post will be offered based on the completion of paid trial shift(s), this will be confirmed at
interview.


How to apply

To apply please complete an application form. An application form for position NH OH can be downloaded by clicking here or you can call our recruitment line on 0131 475 2558, be sure to leave a message with your name, contact information and job reference NH OH.

Alternatively, please send a CV to pajobs@lothiancil.org.uk quoting job reference NH OH

Please note Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL) provides support to individual disabled employers.  LCIL is not the employer and only provides the recruitment and administrative support to the individual employer.

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