Please note: this is a fixed-term contract from ASAP – initially covering Annual Leave and shadowing other team members to ease transition, with full timetable commencing May 25th 2021 until mid-September 2021, and it is anticipated further work is likely to be available from September onwards.
The aim of the job is to provide assistance required by a woman with dementia, living alone in her own house in Newhaven, Edinburgh.
We are seeking a Personal Assistant for our mother who is in her late 80s and living with dementia. She is intelligent, articulate and relatively fit.
Please note that a demonstrable knowledge of dementia, ideally gained in a professional setting, is required or you should be open to attending training opportunities.
The rate of pay is £10 per hour.
Two PAs are required to cover shifts from May 25th 2021 until mid-September 2021 on the following days:
Tuesday 9.30am -1.00pm and
Sunday 9.30am – 1.00pm
Thursday 9.30am -12pm and
Saturday 2.00pm – 6.30pm
Our mother would normally require active support once and a friendly presence providing assistance with her morning routines.
We would expect the PA to ensure she is properly hydrated, has eaten her breakfast and is prompted to take her medication. She will require assistance in preparing lunch and evening meals, (depending on which shift.)
Occasional overtime may be available to cover PA absences and holidays.
How to apply
Download an application pack with job description: SR21A-IMC-Application-Pack