Personal Assistants Wanted For Fun Young Man with CP
Looking for Personal Assistants to join an existing team to help Lachlan, a 27 year old young man with Cerebral Palsy. The rate is £10 per hour.
This role is part time and flexible - hours to be arranged with family.
Family home is in the countryside near Gorebridge and Vogrie Country Park, but not on a bus route. Own transport is preferred but there is a train station nearby (Gorebridge) and we could discuss this option in interview.
Assisting with daily living - Lachlan has his own apartment within the family house, and duties may involve reading books, assisting Lachlan to choose and listen to music and TV, preparation of simple foods and snacks, and other activities.
Trips out and socialising - there is a van available for this, with ramp access. Outings to the coast/ beach, local attractions or into Edinburgh (pubs, cinema, concerts, theatre, museums, galleries, events).
Communication - Lachlan uses both low tech and high tech communication. He is learning to use a communication device which he operates with eye gaze (below is a youtube link which details what this device is and does). Assistance with this would be desirable-training provided.
Personal care - including toileting, bathing, assisting with meals and hoist transfers.
Team requires self motivated individuals who are trustworthy, reliable, with lots of energy and a good sense of humour. Good level of education preferred. It is essential that you be a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme or be willing to join. Some IT skills an advantage.
There may be occasional extra hours available.
To apply please send us your CV and any other relevant information about yourself.