Job Ref: JC-SDWL Personal Assistant required to support an elderly couple (West-Lothian Linlithgow)
Permanent post with paid annual leave
Closing date: 10th February 2018
Support is required for a friendly, elderly couple who live in their own self-contained flat within a retirement complex. My mother has limited mobility [although moves about the flat independently with a zimmer] and mild dementia. My father is more mobile.
The aim of the job is to assist with various tasks of day to day living including both domestic and personal care, with guidance from your employer, who is the elderly couple’s son. Applicants should be friendly and approachable individuals who could work on their own initiative as well as follow instructions.
Essential criteria: Candidates must be honest, punctual, enthusiastic, encouraging, caring, calm and patient and be aware of and sensitive to the employer’s requirements. As the Personal Assistant is required to work one to one, it is important that the employer and employee maintain an open and honest relationship.
Experience of work in care is preferable.
Post: The post is for 10 to 14 hours per week and the hourly rate of pay is £10.43 per hour. Days and times will vary and will be discussed further at interview. Initially however, the hours of work are approximately 5pm to 7pm Mon to Sat/Sun with options to provide holiday cover in the mornings.
Note: The post is subject to successful PVG scheme record checks and if you are not a scheme member, you will be asked to join before any formal offer could be made. Membership fees will be paid by the employer.
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