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P/T Personal Assistant Ref:  10B/Irvine/JL  (Post 2 of 2) 06/05/2021 private employer Irvine

P/T Personal Assistants required        Location:     Irvine

Hours:         15 hours per week           Ref:  10B/Irvine/JL  (Post 2 of 2)

Pay:             £9.50 per hour and 5.6 weeks AL pro rata

The Employer is looking for someone reliable who can undertake social and personal care and accompany him to appointments, social events and activities: day excursions, concerts, swimming, wheelchair football etc.

There may be a requirement for an overnight stay once a month to accompany the employer to late night social events eg a show, concert, night club, family social event etc.  There may also be a requirement to accompany him on weekend breaks a few times a year.

The employer has a cat and an aquarium.

We are looking to recruit a Personal Assistants for 15 hours per week to provide a mixture of Personal care and Social support to a 42 year old man who lives in his own home in Irvine.  Job sharing and some flexibility with rota is essential to ensure that the employer’s needs are met and that the right person is appointed to the post.  Hours of work and applicants’ availability will be discussed at interview.  Applicants must have a genuine passion for providing excellent care and support and can demonstrate professionalism and commitment.

The Employer has cerebral palsy, which affects his speech and coordination.  He uses an electric wheelchair when out and about and a Voice Output Communication Aids to help him with his oral communications.  What the employer lacks in physical ability, he makes up for in determination and the desire to be as independent as possible.

Good team working skills are essential as you will be part of a team of three PAs.  It is envisaged that each Personal Assistant will bring different skill sets to the team which will complement the team as a whole to allow the employer to maintain independent living.  Some of the care and support you will assist with is provided within the employer’s home therefore, confidentiality and respect for the employer’s privacy is of the upmost importance.


This vacancy would be suited to someone with a mature outlook who would feel comfortable in supporting the employer at the above noted activities.  It is essential that you are reliable, trustworthy, respectful and aware of the importance of confidentiality.  Good team working is essential as you will be expected to liaise with the employer and a further two PAs to agree weekly plans and rotas.

Good organisation skills as you will be assisting the employer to organise and get involved in recreational activities, to try new experiences, meet new people so as to broaden his interests and to enhance and fulfil the employer’s desire to lead a socially inclusive life.



The post is subject to the following:

There is 5.6 weeks A/L x contracted hrs, per annum attached to the post inclusive of Public Holidays

Job Descriptions are set around the employer’s needs, as is the rota and either may change in the future according to support needs.

Drivers with use of own car, current clean drivers licence and have (or be willing to get) business insurance) preferred but not essential as employer uses public transport and taxi’s when required.

Successful applicant will be required to provide 2 up to date ref contacts as well as undergo a new or update of the Protection of Vulnerable groups Disclosure

Moving and assisting certificate will be a distinct advantage or willing to undertake training (at the employer’s cost)

There is a 6 month probationary period attached to the post, with a 1 weeks’ notice within this time if the post is not working out.

Previous experience in a caring role would be advantageous but not necessary.

To apply please email your CV to Quoting Ref:  10B/Irvine/JL

Alternatively, please click here to download an application form or contact Jennifer Lee on 01294 475686 to request an application form to be completed and returned to:

Jennifer Lee, Self Directed Support Advisor

Ayrshire Independent Living Network

The Michael Lynch Centre for Enterprise

71 Princes Street


KA22 8DG



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