Job Title: Female Personal Assistant
Location: Purley,Surrey
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: CC132
Hours/shifts: 8 hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday totalling 32 hours a week (hours to be split into two shifts a day of: 11am – 3pm and 6pm -10pm).

• I am a lady looking for support within my home. I need someone to support me with everyday personal care and domestic tasks.
• I enjoy singing songs from my local church.
• I require a driver with their own car.
• The rate of pay is £10.00 per hour.
• This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided

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.

Typical duties

Domestic -
Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Loading and unloading the washing machine
Loading and unloading tumble dryer/washing line
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals.
Tidying of my surroundings

Any other reasonable task.

Personal Care:
• Washing and bathing– towelling dry – personal care is done from my bed
• Wash, dry and brush my hair as required
• Assistance with applying cream
• General hair/skin care
• changing pads – this is done from my bed
• Dressing and undressing/helping with buttons and fastenings.
• Help with dispensing tablets
• Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
• Occasional transfer to my arm chair
• Help me cut up my food and assist me to eat it.

Any other reasonable task.

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
• Creative
• 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 Nursing experience would be beneficial but this is not essential as a kind and common sense approach is needed for this role.

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