Job Title: Female* Personal Assistant/Carer
Location: Croydon
Hourly rate: £10.50
Reference: CC253
Hours/shifts: 15 - 18 hours a week - 3 hours a day for 5 to 6 days a week Monday - Saturday between the times of 11am – 2pm. (There occasionally is the opportunity to work extra hours when needed).

About the employer and role:
I am an elderly woman who lives with my husband and daughter. We are a close warm family and offer a friendly and caring family environment to work in. Your role will be greatly appreciated here. I have some health issues which make it difficult for me to do household tasks and carry out everyday tasks. I speak English, Urdu and Hindi. This role will involve helping around the house, cooking of Pakistani /Indian dishes, some personal care and driving me in your vehicle around our local community.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• An Urdu or Hindi speaker as well as English.
• Must have a UK driving licence
• It is desirable but not essential that you have access to own vehicle
• First aid skills are desirable

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.

Typical duties

Cleaning the house, maintain a clean kitchen, bathroom and toilet front room corridors and bedroom - dusting, hoovering, steam mopping, wiping down and keeping clean: surfaces, microwave, cooker and fridge.
Washing up
Taking out the rubbish to the bins
Laying the table
Cleaning up after lunchtime and washing dishes
Cooking and Meal preparation (must be used to and comfortable with cooking meat and cooking Pakistani /Indian dishes).

Tasks may change as my needs can fluctuate

Personal Care:
Help with personal grooming – occasionally (I may need help dressing and hair).

Tasks may change as my needs can fluctuate.

Shopping locally for food – occasionally

Driving to hospital or outdoor activities – petrol will be paid per mile.

You may have to push a wheelchair as I cannot walk unaided.

Tasks may change as my needs can fluctuate.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Female* due to personal care needs and cultural and religious background.
• Able to drive and willing to use their own car to take me out in the community (petrol will be paid per mile.)
• Possess a caring and compassionate personality who will be valued by the family
• Have an understanding of working with elderly people
• Be flexible to work around my needs which can fluctuate.
• 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.

To Apply please email [email protected], with your name and telephone number quoting the reference number: CC253. The employer will contact via phone to discuss the role.