Fun-loving and sociable, learning-disabled young person seeks enthusiastic and committed personal assistants to help him with all aspects of daily living. Despite a number of health issues, including epilepsy, he has a great desire to live life to the full and to enjoy himself. This job provides an opportunity to make a real difference for this young person as he starts his adult life.
We are looking for a number of personal assistants who will work on a 2:1 basis alongside the young person’s family to provide care, assist in all aspects of the young person’s daily living and tailor an interesting and appropriate timetable of activities. The young person enjoys company but communicates mainly using vocalisations, gestures and his communication device. Good communication skills are essential. The job will involve personal care, maintaining the young person’s safety, administering medications and moving and handling, including the use of a hoist. Experience in hoisting and the use of PEG preferred but not essential – training will be provided and shadowing is available.
We are looking for candidates who are reliable, trustworthy, friendly and easy-going.
Skills and Experience Required
- Basic first aid training is essential
- Understanding, patient, and enthusiastic attitude is essential
- Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership is essential
- Previous experience supporting someone with a disability is preferable or interest in special needs is essential.
- Clean driving licence, valid in the UK, is preferable.
- References are essential
- Non-smoker is essential.
Pay Rate: £12 per hour
Hours: Full time or part-time, 8.30 am – 6.30 pm weekdays; weekend hours available
Closing Date: None. Please apply asap.
How to apply
Download an application pack: BH LM application pack
To apply, send your completed application form or CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to LCiL, Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY.
All interviews will be held via Zoom.