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Personal Assistant *Female

Location:
Edinburgh

Salary:
£8.25 per hour

Hours of work:
16 hours per week

Description:
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities. You should have the drive, commitment and motivation to support people with physical and learning difficulties, striving to make sure they have the same opportunities as everyone else.

We have an exciting vacancy within the Edinburgh/ Midlothian area for a confident and motivated person to support a lady within her own home and out and about in the community.

This lady would like you to know the following about them;

“I am a lady with Autistic Spectrum disorder and I am looking for someone who is calm, kind and jolly to join my team. It is essential that I have someone who will be understanding of my anxieties and will be proactive in helping me to managing these. My anxieties can sometimes escalate to stressed and distressed behaviours and I need someone who is able to confidently support me through this by following my protocols. I am very polite lady who is extremely proud of her independence.

This role will include supporting me to be more active, finding new activities and continuing with my college course. I would like personal assistants who motivate and encourage me but also know my limits as it can take time for me to engage with the steps to move forward. My interests include; art, playing games, going out for lunch and going on holiday with my personal assistants. I also like some down time at home and would like you to be comfortable with this slower pace”

If successful your daily activities will include:
• Escorting the lady to social activities within the community
• Assisting with shopping
• Helping with household chores
• Attending health appointments

We have a permanent post working 64 hours every 4 weeks. This lady is supported 24 hours a day therefore, this post requires availability across days, evenings, weekends and sleepovers.

At ENABLE Scotland we believe in developing all our staff and provide an extensive training programme, combined with a commitment to create career development opportunities including SVQ Level 2. We also provide excellent employee benefits including a Contributory Pension Scheme and an Employee Healthcare Plan.

Date posted:
15/06/2017

Closing date:
06/07/2017

Interview Date:
10/07/2017

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