Job Title: Cover Personal Assistant.
Location: Croydon- Selhurst area
Hourly rate: £9.50
Reference: AH191
Hours/shifts: Cover PA – is potential for more hours but to be agreed at interview.

Summary
• This role involves supporting my teenage, autistic son to become independent within the household whilst providing me with respite.
• The tasks that he needs support with include: tidying his room, help him with his homework and organising himself for school.
• My son will need to be prompted to do personal care tasks.
• My son enjoys gaming, so someone who has a similar interest would be great.
• This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided.

Other Requirements
• Must be comfortable with cats

• Other :
All applicants must be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check
Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Description
Typical duties

Domestic -
Prompt and supervise my son to:
Make his bed
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Tidying my room
Prompt him to pick up my washing and put it in the laundry basket

Personal Care:
Prompt and supervise my son to:
Wash his hands
Get dressed and ready for the day or school
Encourage him to brush his teeth

Social:
Supervise my son to:
Support him to study and complete his homework
Keep him on track so in the mornings so he is ready for school
Supervise him to read
Play games with him if all other tasks have been completed
 

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
• Reliable with good time-keeping
• Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
• Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
• Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
• Honest and cheerful
• Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
• Legally permitted to work in the United Kingdom
• Able to work at all times to high standards of Health & Safety
Previous experience preferred but this is not as essential as a kind and common sense approach to these roles.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives