Job reference: SR OH

Area: City of Edinburgh
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Open
Rate of pay: 11.50

Description

We seek a kind, caring, compassionate individual to assist with the care of an 83-year-old lady with advanced Alzheimer’s. The position is for a permanent daytime carer. Hours are Monday to Friday 8 hours/day working within a private household assisted by other part-time carers who visit throughout the day. Daily hours less than 8 may be considered. This role is live-out, based in Grange/Blackford area, Edinburgh. Start-finish times can either be early morning to afternoon or late morning to evening.

Role:

We are looking for a special candidate, someone who is long term committed who can work with the other (part-time) carers to provide quality and continuity of support. Reliability is paramount.

Care experience is preferred but is not a necessity, attitude and personality are far more important.

Requirements:

  • Assist with the activities of daily living.
  • Offer support and companionship.
  • Care for client with physical, emotional and cognitive (e.g., Alzheimer’s) impairments, including physiotherapy exercises.
  • Provide support, encouragement, and companionship by engaging client in activities, such as playing games, or having conversations.
  • Handle household chores, such as laundry, dishes, changing sheets, and other basic cleaning.
  • Help client with self-care, such as toileting, bathing, dressing, brushing teeth, etc.
  • Assists client with ambulation and mobility as needed, transporting from one location to another with a wheelchair or other form of support.
  • Engage client in muscle stretching and strengthening exercises as needed to improve range of motion.
  • Dispense and administers medications as directed/required by medical provider and family members.

Job Skills and Qualifications:

Note: training will be provided for all specialist requirements, including physiotherapy and use of specialist equipment (e.g. hoist)

  • Reliability, service orientated, compassionate, good interpersonal skills, strong verbal communication skills, ability to listen, physical stamina and strength, positive attitude, encouraging, trustworthy, patient, detail-oriented, helpful, capable of working with minimal supervision, self-motivated, timely, aware of others’ needs.
  • Must be allowed to work in the U.K. This is not a PAYE role and our carer must be registered self-employed. (Note: an Agency may be considered where candidate is paid on a PAYE basis through the Agent – but the acceptability of this option will depend on total cost to client.
  • PVG disclosure/ DBS checks will need to be completed and passed.
    Selection Process

    • Apply with CV to jamierobb1958@hotmail.com
    • On-line initial interview for those short listed will follow
    • Final selection will be made by client’s husband in a face-to-face interview.

How to apply

Selection Process

    • Apply with CV to jamierobb1958@hotmail.com
    • On-line initial interview for those short listed will follow
    • Final selection will be made by client’s husband in a face-to-face interview.
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