Title: Temporary Live in / Live out Personal Assistant
Location: Edinburgh, EH4
Nearest Train / Tube Station: Edinburgh Haymarket
Wage / Salary: Week: £10.00 gross per hour Weekend: £12.00 gross per hour
Driver required? Preferable
Use of a car? On duty, manual
Essential: Basic first aid, experience with epilepsy and confident working with young people with SEN.
Desired: Manual handling
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: 30th September 2018 but could be extended
Days & Hours: 30 hours a week over 5 days (sometimes one of these days will be a weekend)
Family Pets: One Dog
Accommodation: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Barney is a fun loving 16 year old who likes being out and about when he can. He enjoys playing with his toy computer. He especially loves Duplo, puzzles, music and watching traffic - particularly buses. Barney has epilepsy and experiences seizures daily. He has learning disabilities and functions at the level of a 1 or 2 year old.
Barney has little speech but has a great desire to communicate and enjoys the company of others. He has a communication device which he is learning to use and communicates by sound and gesture. He eats but not enough so is PEG fed overnight and receives top-ups during the day. He is able to walk but needs assistance due to the risk of tripping or drop attacks. He does have a wheelchair which is used at times.
The job would involve 1:1 care, keeping Barney safe, playing with him, taking him out, enabling him to enjoy life the to the fullest and assisting him with all aspects of personal care. This job will suit someone who is patient, confident, fun-loving, easy-going.
This is a great opportunity to enjoy time with a fantastic boy who has a great desire to have fun and live life to the full (despite his disabilities) whilst working in a great city in a warm family environment.
Please note, whilst Snap endeavour to reply to all applications, some of our positions are so popular this is not possible and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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