Job reference: DP LM

Area: City of Edinburgh
Working pattern: Part-time
Closing date: Open
Rate of pay: £13.00 per hour

The main purpose of this role is to provide companionship and support to an elderly woman who has dementia and suffers from chronic loneliness.

We are looking for one or perhaps two personal assistants / companions who are friendly, with a good sense of humour. Ideally, we are looking for someone who can keep the lady stimulated, by, for example, being able to engage in simple activities like arts and crafts, playing music and dvd’s, dancing and sing-along songs. Most of the care required will be in-home with the potential to go out for short walks, trips to local shops, visits to private communal garden area, social trips to cafes etc (by bus or car) as required.

Experience of working with someone with dementia (intermediate to advanced) would be helpful. Patience and good communication skills are important!

Various shifts are available and some flexibility will be required.  We can offer from 7 hours per week up to around 20 hours per week.  This includes evenings and weekends.

You may be asked to start in the role with fewer hours initially, while building a trusting relationship with the lady.

Please state your availability, preferred days of work and minimum/maximum hours per week.

 

£13.00 per hour

 

* Genuine occupational requirement.

 

To apply: download application pack from LCiL website, or email pajobs@lothiancil.org.uk or call 0131 475 2558, quoting job ref DP LM.

 


How to apply

To apply: download application pack application pack DP LM

or email pajobs@lothiancil.org.uk or call 0131 475 2558, quoting job ref DP LM.

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