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Personal Assistant

Dumfries & Galloway, Lockerbie

£12.50 per hour

Permanent, Female Only

7 - 14 hours per week

Closing Date: 26 April 2024

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Help Rosemary start her day comfortably while having the flexibility to manage your own   

If you're a female health or care sector worker seeking some additional hours or flexibility, this opportunity is tailored for you. Embrace a fulfilling role that accommodates your schedule - whether it's a job share arrangement or fitting perfectly with daily routines like the school run 

An opportunity has arisen for a Personal Assistant(s) with care experience to help support Rosemary, an elderly lady based with family in a country location in the Dumfries/Lockerbie area, to get up mid-morning, get showered and dressed. After offering general assistance in the bathroom, you would then give her breakfast once you have helped her settle for the day back in her bedroom.  

Rosemary likes quietly watching TV or dozing in the mornings or observing the birds and farm animals she can see from her room. She speaks very little and is largely reclusive. But she can smile and manage greetings and farewells. She is reasonably well aware of what’s going on around her and does enjoy gentle companionship sometimes, where nothing is required of her. 

When she gets to know someone, she becomes quietly comfortable around them. She will usually reply politely to questions and may even make the odd enquiry of her own. But this is unlikely to lead to much of a two-way conversation.  

She is most comfortable following her own routine, and likes life best when everything is familiar, predictable and goes to plan.  

Requirements: 

  • £12.50 per hour
  • 7 - 14 hours per week including weekends (10am - 12 noon) 
  • Personal Care experience, ideally in the health/care sector is essential.  
  • Experience with the elderly an advantage, but not essential. 
  • Own Transport required due to rural location
  • Job Share considered, would fit round the school run
  • This post is subject to a satisfactory PVG check (We will refund any costs incurred in obtaining this).   

Applying for this position:

Applying for this position is easy.  At the bottom of this advert, you can submit your CV and a covering letter directly to our hiring service. You’ll then hear from us within three weeks of the noted closing date. We’ll invite successful candidates to an interview so we can learn more about what makes each other tick, in a safe and secure way.

You can keep a track of your application in your profile management settings.

A full job description of this role is available by clicking here: Job Description - R Smith Feb 24

For more information on this role, you can call Anne on 01387 403108 or 07395794168 using reference PA149AM.

General Information:

  • Please note that Capability Scotland is not the employer but is acting on our client’s behalf, who is the employer.
  • Capability Scotland is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. We are happy to consider job-share applications if this is suitable for our client’s needs.
  • Capability Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people and conducts thorough pre-employment checks on all preferred candidates on behalf of our client.
  • A copy of Capability Scotland’s Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request from the HR Team.

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