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  • SDS Options Fife - Personal Assistants x 2 posts (SDS/KH/271183)

    Created: 28/02/2023, Updated: 01/03/2023
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: 2 x Personal Assistants

    Reference: SDS/KH/271183

    Hours: 10 ¼ hrs per week

    Salary: £10.50 per hour

    Location: Burntisland

    Contract: Permanent

    Qualifications required: PVG required - This role requires an enhanced check through PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups). Hoist trained, slings in situ due to mobility issues

    Essential requirements: Kind, caring, and a good sense of humour. 

    SDS Options Fife is looking for personal assistants to help a 57-year-old female with her personal care. The individual has MS - Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.  She also has COPD causing breathlessness. This lovely individual requires assistance to get up in the morning, showered and changed. Light cleaning such as wiping around the bathroom after use would also be helpful.

    The individual has MS and COPD and is a wheelchair user. She requires full support from 2 staff to carry out all care tasks and will require a hoist for transfers. she needs support to get out of bed in the morning, attend the toilet, shower/dry and dress. The client's husband can attend to her meal-making. The client will also require a lunch visit and tea visit to support her to go to the toilet. At tuck, she will require support to attend to the toilet, change into her nightwear and get into bed. The carers must ensure she has her community alarm pendent/wrist band on before leaving her on all visits.

    Applicants must have a caring attitude, a good sense of humour, and be reliable with a positive and flexible approach to work. Having experience with hoist use and slings is preferred.

    This role requires an enhanced check through PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups).

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provision of personal care
    • Assisting client to shower; dry; change clothes
    • Transfer into shower commode
    • Hoist and sling use required
    • Assistance with keeping the house tidy

    For more information, check out this Person Specification. To apply for this post please submit a copy of your CV quoting the job reference number above by:

    • E-mail:   [email protected] or
    • Post:    SDS Options (Fife), DPHS Fife, Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2AQ

    Closing date: Apply any-time

    SDS Options Fife is advertising this vacancy on behalf of our client and is not the employer and cannot endorse any applicant and/or employer.

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