Job reference: RT OH

Area: City of Edinburgh
Working pattern: Part-time
Closing date: Open
Rate of pay: £12/hour Week days-£14/hour weekends

No Closing Date

The Post

I’m an independent, friendly and open disabled person and as my PA you would be part of a small team personal assistants helping me with
physical and mental health impairments.

I’ve recently moved to Edinburgh and am looking to recruit a replacement PA since one of my PAs has resigned due to travel times.

I’m looking for a PA to work to help me live independently and fully as
well as enable me to continue working.

While no experience is necessary I am looking for someone with good
skills, particularly with communication, food safety and working
independently.

Hours depending on funding from the council.

Job Description

Here are some of the regular tasks you will be expected to perform. Note
that this is not an exclusive list and other reasonable instructions
must be carried out without objection unless there is a good reason.

Assistance with personal care (dressing and washing)
Assistance with medication
Preparing and helping me eat meals
Helping maintain a clean and tidy environment
Helping me access exercise.

Helping me unpack and get settled in my new home.

Person specification

Essential criteria

Reliable and a good timekeeper.
Able to follow precise instruction reliably and able to say immediately
if an instruction is not understood.
Able to work alone.
Flexible attitude and ability to use initiative.
To be able to respect privacy and keep to strict confidentiality in all
areas of work.
Food preparation skills.
Good communication skills, this does not require English as a first
language, but reasonably fluent English is required.
To treat the role as a Personal Assistance role designed to enable my
independence.
No lingering smell of cigarette smoke (allergic).
Able to work with animals (I have 3 cats).
Non-judgemental and open minded.
Vaccinated against covid or willing to be vaccinated (or medically
unable too)

Desirable Criteria

Willing to wear a mask when in close contact.
Flexible availability.
Confident cook.
Reading this advert completely – you can demonstrate this by telling me
what my favourite colour is (purple).

 

Hours of work and Rate of Pay

Short shifts – generally 2 hours/shift. Approximate shift times 5-7pm in
evening, 9-11am in morning. £12/hour week days-£14/hour weekends
Looking for someone to do up-to 7 shifts a week including every other week.


How to apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position, email your completed application form pajobs@lothiancil.org.uk, quoting job reference RT OH in the subject line. Download an application form via this link.RS OH Application Pack June 2022

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