I just had a job offer from a woman, and she seems pretty great, but the only part I'm worried about is this transfer. She is a paraplegic with limited arm movement, so she cannot bear weight and can't really assist at all with transferring. She does own a mechanical lift but doesn't like using it, and frankly, I don't feel comfortable operating one by myself.
She's short and thin, but in my experience, that doesn't make it much better. I had a job for about a day with a girl in her twenties who required this lift and needed a transfer where you carried her like a baby to get her to the chair- I had a lot of trouble with this transfer, even though this girl was tiny.
I'm generally frustrated that the state (this is not an agency job but one directly for the state, as was the one I couldn't do) will not make exceptions with refusing to pay more than one person at a time for this work. If the woman who just offered me a job was in a nursing home, she would have a hoyer transfer, and the girl would be at least a two person transfer. The girl had severe dyskinesia, and she had had multiple injuries from being dropped. It's possible, it's just not incredibly safe.