The Self-directed Support Service exists to support people to employ their own Personal Assistants and/or purchase services using SDS Option 1
(Direct Payments).

As an organisation we are not the employer but we assist people to recruit staff.

If you are employed, your contract will be with the person in receipt of the SDS funding and not with Dundee Carers Centre or the
SDS Service.

 

 

 

 

PA Vacancies

Positions available:


Personal Assistant

  • Hours:  9 hours (working over 2 days)
  • Rate of pay:  £11 per hour

Personal Assistant required for a 64 year old woman with severe COPD and arthritis who needs oxygen 24/7.    Assistance is required with personal care and tasks around the house.  Applicants must be friendly, caring, sensitive, good company and good with dogs.  Females only need apply as permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010

Hours: 9 hours, worked over two days, Split shifts will be required.  Flexibility is required as there will be a requirement to cover for other staff during periods of sickness or annual leave.  Rate of pay is £11 per hour.

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The SDS Support Service exists to support people to employ their own Personal Assistants and/or purchase services using direct payments. As an organisation we are not the employer, but assist people to look for staff if they need them. If you are employed, your contract will be with the person in receipt of the direct payment and not with Dundee Carers Centre or the SDS Support Service.


Relief Personal Assistant

  • Hours:  Variable (covering for annual leave and sickness)
  • Rate of Pay:  £12 per hour

Relief Personal Assistant required for a 68-year-old lady who presents with Ushers Syndrome which means she has severe hearing and progressive sight loss.

She is looking for a personal assistant who could help promote, encourage and empower her to remain as independent as possible while carrying out her daily activities/choices.  On occasions she will need assistance in a wheelchair.

The job requires someone who is friendly, caring, sensitive and good company.  As the personal assistant will be working with the lady on a one to one basis it is vital that they are honest, reliable, and trustworthy.  As she can become overwhelmed and confused if presented with too much information at once it is essential that the personal assistant is able to observe and pick up nonverbal cues and intervene accordingly. They must be an excellent communicator with an ability to adapt to her needs and be vigilant to ensure her safety at all times.  The personal assistant will need to have an understanding of sensory loss and should be physically fit and able to push a wheelchair on different terrains.  It would also be desirable that they are Deaf Blind Manual Trained or have a willingness to learn.

The hours of work are variable as this is a relief post to cover sick or annual leave so flexibility is required.

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Personal Assistant

  • Hours: 8 hours per week (Saturday (4 hours) and Sunday (4 hours).  Times to be agreed with Employer)
  • Rate of Pay: £12 per hour

Personal Assistant required for man living in the Broughty Ferry area who has a spinal injury which has resulted in limited mobility. He is looking for a personal assistant who can assist him with maintaining a high level of independence within and outside his home.

Duties include:

  • Assisting with personal care
  • Preparation of meals/cooking
  • Shopping and housework

You will be joining an already established team so applicants are required to have some flexibility to cover some additional hours when the need arises.

Although some experience in the care sector would be beneficial, it is not essential.
Applicants should be reliable with good timekeeping, they should be trustworthy and able to adhere to client confidentiality.

Non smoker required.

PVG membership is essential.

A driving licence would be useful but not essential.

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The SDS Support Service exists to support people to employ their own Personal Assistants and/or purchase services using direct payments. As an organisation we are not the employer, but assist people to look for staff if they need them. If you are employed, your contract will be with the person in receipt of the direct payment and not with Dundee Carers Centre or the SDS Support Service.


Personal Assistant (Maternity Cover Post) Forfar

Hours:  16 hours per week (rota-basis, mostly mornings and evenings.)

Rate of pay:  £9.30 per hour (pay rise pending to £9.50)

Job Reference: BM/Forfar

 

Personal assistant required to join a small team in Forfar to support a woman to live independently and assist with personal care and daily living tasks. Experience of supporting people in their own home and of using a hoist are desirable. Car driver essential with own vehicle.

Must be available at weekends and must like dogs.

Please note, this is a Temporary Post to cover a period of Maternity Leave from July 2021 but the successful candidate may be offered relief hours once the post comes to an end.

Please note that females only need apply as permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

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The Self-directed Support Service exists to support people to employ their own Personal Assistants and/or purchase services using direct payments. As an organisation, we are not the employer, but assist people to look for staff if they need them. If you are employed, your contract will be with the person in receipt of Option1 (Direct Payment) and not with the Self-directed Support Service.