East Lothian
Support Work
£10 per hour (£9.50 plus £0.50 market supplement)
25 Jun 2021
Full-time

About The Role

Musselburgh

27 hours per week (Waking Night shift)

 

Let's introduce you to Billy.

Billy is a young adult who has moved into his own flat. This has helped him realise his dream to live as independently as possible. Billy is looking for a staff member to join his team.

Billy has Prada Willi Syndrome, a condition which affects his appetite and as such requires a lot of support around food to ensure he is maintaining the correct food and fluid intake to stay healthy and well. This condition can take over a person's life and Billy is keen that it does not.

Billy’s short-term goals are getting back on track with managing his condition and engaging in his usual activities, Billy enjoys walking, swimming, and going to the gym.

Billy loves animals and any outing involving them. When he used to live at home, he had lots of pet fish in an aquarium. Billy would like to one day have pets in his new flat - maybe more fish or a dog, who knows!

Billy enjoys time in his own environment building lego, playing cards, using wool to make pompoms. He also loves to spend time on his laptop watching films like Harry Potter.

Billy would love to go to New York for his 21st Birthday.

Billy likes structure and routine, and this will support him to thrive in his new environment and make the most out of life.

This is why Billy needs you! Will you bring your best so that Billy can live his best life?

Personal Assistants have the most important role within ENABLE Scotland by making a positive difference every day to the lives of the people we support. No two days are the same for our Personal Assistants but what we can guarantee is that you will be supporting someone with a learning disability to achieve their goals and outcomes – whatever they may be!

Each person we support has different support needs, so your role may include assisting them with various aspects of personal care, moving and handling or positive behavioural support whilst expanding their social networks and connections.

ENABLE Scotland creates a bespoke team around every individual we support, and our team of Personal Assistants work collaboratively to ensure the safety, wellbeing and aspirations of the people we support are met.

The Best in You Brings Out the Best in Me

The people we support have many varied interests and hobbies and have many of the same dreams and aspirations as we do; they just too often do not get the opportunity to experience these same opportunities. A career with ENABLE Scotland is as rewarding as it is diverse, Personal Assistants at their best have the potential to truly bring out the best in the people we support.

About You

If you think you share the same interests and have the commitment, dedication, and above all, desire to support Billy  to get the most out of life; then please apply now!

ENABLE Scotland needs you and your values to help us create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

You don’t need experience in care to start your career with ENABLE Scotland. We recruit people based on their values and transferrable skills. Wherever your journey has taken you up until now, join us, and together we will forge a new path in what could potentially be the most rewarding role you have ever had!

About Us

ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for motivated and driven individuals to join us in ensuring they have the same opportunities as everyone else.

We believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Person Centred approaches, planning and thinking
  • Introduction to autism
  • Epilepsy awareness
  • Moving and Handling
  • Adult support and protection
  • Child support and protection
  • First Aid
  • Positive Behaviour Support

Starting a career with ENABLE Scotland is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

ENABLE Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.

 

Note: The successful applicant will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of their start date.

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