Job Title: Female Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant
Location: Croydon
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: BRR315
Hours/shifts: 6 hours per week, ideally on a Friday or Saturday, approx. 1pm start.

Summary 
• 42 year old lady with a mild learning disability requires support with leisure/social activities.
• She has limited verbal skills but is friendly and pleasant.
• She displays ritualistic behaviours when anxious or stressed.
• Activities would include supporting with social activities e.g. going out for coffee/lunch, appointments, shopping, cinema, cycling activities.
• Some assistance would be required with using the toilet, paying for items in shops.
• Experience and patience with OCD type behaviours is essential.
• Reliability and willingness to commit to the job role for a reasonable length of time also required as the lady finds change difficult.
• You should be friendly, cheerful and trustworthy.
• Driver with own car would be useful but not essential as public transport can be used.

Other Requirements 
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."

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

Personal Care: 
• Assistance with using the toilet when out in the community

Social: 
• Accompanying and assisting on days out e.g. shopping trips, going out for coffee or lunch, appointments, cinema, cycling activities.
• Helping the lady pay for items in shops.
• Keeping her safe and supervised at all times as she has no danger awareness.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:  
• Female* due to personal care needs
• Have experience and patience with OCD/ritualistic behaviours
• Respectful of the lady’s privacy and confidentiality
• Reliable with good time-keeping
• Willing to commit to this role for a reasonable length of time
• Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
• Driver with own car would be useful but not essential
• Willing to use public transport when taking lady out
• Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
• Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
• Friendly 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