Job Title: Female* Live In Nanny Required

Location: Crawley           

Hourly rate: £9.00 weekdays / £12.00 weekends       

Reference:    DP5266

Hours/shifts: 30 – 50 hours a week incl. some weekends – Job Share available

Summary

  • I am a Father of 12 year old twin girls & an 8 year old boy, all with autism and learning difficulties but very different personalities
  • I am looking for a live-in Nanny for 30-50 hours a week to join my existing team of Carers
  • Tasks will include helping them get ready for school, personal care, ironing their uniform & clothes, preparing meals & assisting with eating, supporting them at after-school clubs & to access leisure/social activities, getting them ready for bed & some domestic duties, whilst ensuring their safety at all times & continually engaging & encouraging communication with them
  • This is a rewarding role and any necessary training will be provided

Other Requirements

  • "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
  • Driver with own car desirable but not essential
  • 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 -        

Helping with laundry, washing, drying, ironing, putting away

Bed making, changing bed linen

Taking out rubbish

General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.

Preparing drinks, snacks and meals & assistance with eating.

Taking stock of what is needed for meals/writing shopping lists

Taking stock of what toiletries/nappies are needed & informing employer

Shopping

Tidying

Preparing school bags with snacks etc.

Checking school/home books for messages

 

Personal Care:  

  • Supervision and assistance with washing, bathing/showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing/drying, teeth cleaning as required, encouraging to be as independent as possible
  • Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
  • Assistance with applying cream
  • General hair/skin care
  • Assistance with using the toilet
  • Assistance with dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
  • Getting up in morning & into bed at night (by 9pm)
  • Attending to children if it takes a while to settle at bedtime or if they wake up in night
  • Administering medication as necessary, informing employer when medication is low
  • Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting to get changed at swimming pool/gym.
  • Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat

Social:        

  • Engaging with the children, encouraging communication with the child that requires signing
  • Taking children to meet transport for school/meeting them after school
  • Engage with children - most evenings, one or two children will be collected from school by the second PA and taken to a range of activities.
  • Accompany children when accessing social and leisure activities, including after school clubs
  • Occasional longer journeys
  • Accompanying on trips
  • Liaising with employer and other PA’s as required

Person specification

The successful applicant will be:  

  • Female * due to personal care needs
  • 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.