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Personal Assistant (Male) – 10/West Kilbride/SB 10/05/2018 private employer West Kilbride

Job Title:  Personal Assistant (Male)

 

This role would be most suited for a physically fit (As enjoys walking) mature male

 

Must be a non- smoker

 

Job Description Casual Worker

 

Personal Assistant for an active gentleman who has frontotemporal dementia.

The applicant must have a positive, flexible and friendly personality with empathy towards the others.

 

A clean driving licence and access to a reliable car with up to date business insurance

 

Duties and responsibilities

 

  • When the weather is fine to take the gentleman out on safe routes for walks
  • To support the gentleman with gardening and organising and sorting out his shed.
  • Visits to garden centres and coffee shops
  • Support him when attending small group activities
  • Support him to attend appointments and visits to the barber, chiropodist and if appropriate dentist, GP and           hospital
  • To provide personal support and companionship
  • To actively comply and operate within the bounds of health and safety
  • To be aware that he does not like being in crowded areas and areas with a lot of noise
  • To be aware that he has no road sense and can become inpatient at crossings
  • Let him take the lead – If initially he doesn’t want to do as you ask and becomes tetchy use distraction techniques or walk away for a few minutes then try again
  • To provide support and assistance with meals and snacks including cooking meals and preparing snacks, and to tidy up afterwards.
  • To provide support as required with personal care requirements for example: The gentleman is still able to a lot for himself so it is important to encourage his independence where possible. Support may include help with dressing and undressing, washing/showering, choosing cloths, help and prompting with shaving and brushing hair and teeth, ensuring appropriate levels of hygiene, and any other reasonable requirements in a friendly, supportive, light hearted and patient way
  • To attend any training courses that are arranged for you and you require to undertake to do your job safely.
  • To attend for work at the agreed times and give appropriate notice if you cannot attend.

 

 

 

Skills required

 

  • Must be a genuinely caring person with empathy towards the elderly
  • A calm and patient person who will not become easily flustered or impatient
  • The ability to react to the varying moods of the Gentleman in an appropriate way
  • Able to use own initiative whilst being aware of the client’s vulnerability
  • Strong awareness of respect and dignity for the client
  • Excellent communications skills with the client and his family
  • Experience in a caring role with dementia care experience would be an advantage

 

 

It is possible to be flexible with these hours by negotiation

Salary is £8.75 per hour

Post subject to successful reference and PVG checks.

 

Two up to date Reference contacts are required one of which must be from a present or previous employer. In addition a new PVG enhanced disclosure will be required prior to appointment (disclosure cost to be met by the employer).

 

There is a 6 month trial period attached to this post

If interested please email your up to date CV to stephenie@ailn.org and quote ref JAB/Westkilbride

**** Please note AILN are not the employers

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