Job Title: Personal Support Assistant
Location: Croydon
Hourly rate: £9.50
Reference: CC244
Hours/shifts: 5 hours per week with the possibility for more. Flexibility is essential as days may vary but will mainly be weekends and school holidays

I need a PA to support my son with social activities to give me (mum) some respite. I also need help with occasional school runs. He enjoys swimming, trampolining and play areas. He loves to be outside and is very active. He is autistic and has some challenging behaviour so would need constant supervision. Support is also needed with going out shopping. Flexibility is required and experience preferred. Expenses paid for transport and activities. Must be available to do the required hours.

Other Requirements

• UK driver’s license and access to own vehicle is preferable.

• Local candidate preferred.

• 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

Going shopping for the employer

Personal Care:
• To support my son with Potty Training and encourage him to go to the toilet

• Support my son to access social and leisure activities, including to swimming
• To support my son if I need to go somewhere by looking after him as he does not do well with crowds
• To take my son to and from school on occasions.

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
• Reliable with good time-keeping
• Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative to come up with fun things for my son to do.
• Fun and outgoing
• 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 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