Job reference: CG OH

Area: City of Edinburgh
Working pattern: Part-time
Closing date: June 30, 2021
Rate of pay: £11.56

Closing Date: 30/06/21

Summary

As a Personal Assistant (PA), your role is to support the employer, a young disabled man and wheelchair-user to pursue his interests and live as independently as possible.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the employer with a range of activities, including attending courses, volunteering, work, meeting friends, going to the cinema, for a walk, etc.
  • Assist the employer with transport, including driving the employer’s adapted van.
  • Assist the employer with cleaning, laundry, shopping and other domestic tasks.
  • Assist the employer with eating, drinking, preparing and cooking food.
  • Assist the employer with dressing, personal care, showering and toileting, including use of a ceiling hoist for transfers.

Skills & Personal Qualities

  • Understanding, positive, easy-going and willing to assume a background role to allow the employer privacy and autonomy.
  • Punctual, reliable and well-organised, with excellent communication skills.
  • Awareness of the social model of disability and interest in disability rights.
  • Previous experience supporting a disabled person is essential.
  • Good physical health and fitness is essential, as personal care duties may be challenging.
  • Driving licence valid in the UK is essential.
  • Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership is essential.

Additional Information

  • Opportunity is open to both male and female applicants.
  • Employment is dependent upon the successful completion of two paid trial shifts.
  • Training is provided.

How to apply

Download an application pack or send a CV and covering letter to PAjobs@lothiancil.org.uk

CG OH app_form May 2021

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