Job Title: Female Personal Assistant
Location: Thornton Heath
Hourly rate: £12.50 per hour (negotiable for the right person) plus mileage at 45p per mile.
Reference: CC128
Hours/shifts: Days of the week and times can be flexible between Monday and Friday for 4 hours per day. This could be within school hours and additional hours could be available for the right candidate

Summary

• I am looking for a Personal Assistant to support my grown up daughter
• She is a gentle natured person, who enjoys going to parks, Garden Centres, the Cinema and Theater.
• The role will involve always supervising her within our home and supporting her to access the community doing things she enjoys.
• My daughter is also a wheelchair user. The wheelchair is aluminum lightweight ‘Green Chair’ where the wheels can be removed by a simple press of a button in the center of the wheel for ease, it also has a power pack.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must have a UK driving licence
• Must have access to own vehicle
• 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:
Preparing meals and drinks
Light housework / Tidying up after meal preparation and washing up
Any other reasonable task

Personal Care:
Accompany to the toilet when out and about

Social:
Accompanying and assisting my daughter on shopping trips when required
Accompany when accessing social and leisure activities
The above duties will involve driving my daughter in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car
Any other reasonable task

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
Female * due to personal care needs
Respectful of my daughter’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
Creative
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