Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: Croydon
Hourly rate: £9.50-£10 per hour
Reference: CC318
Hours/shifts:Wednesday 3pm to 6pm.  Sunday 10am to 2pm, then 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  


My son is a happy child and loves dancing and eating. He is non-verbal but really enjoys socialising and being around chatty people as it helps encourage him to talk. We are looking for a Personal Assistant to support my son at home, it would really help if you had an animated personality as he really responds to this.

Other Requirements 
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• 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
Preparing drinks, snacks and meals. This includes cooking to his personal preference but following instructions as my son has specific dietary needs
Preparing hot and cold drinks
Cleaning up after my son if he makes a mess e.g. the floor
Making and changing bed linen
Support with shopping

Personal Care: 
• Support with bathing and washing hair

• Administering oral Medication

• Support with Brushing teeth

• Changing his clothes or getting dressed

• Skin and hair care

• Cutting nails

• Promoting Self independence
• Trampolining and other outdoor activities
• Accompanying my son on walks around the block
• Pushing him in his wheelchair

 Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
• To be chatty and have an animated personality
• 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- This is due to you having to push my son’s wheelchair and him being very tall for his age.
• 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 is not needed as full training is given so just a willingness to learn

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