Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: South Croydon
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: CC438a
Hours/shifts: 40 hours Monday – Friday, shift time is 8am – 4pm totalling 40 hours per week.

Summary
I am looking for a personal assistant for my 33 year old son. He is chatty, witty and has a sharp sense of humour. Part of the role is to take my son to his volunteer work, the successful must be comfortable driving our Motability vehicle. My son uses a powerchair to get around and needs support to do things he enjoys. You will need to support him some basic tasks in the morning so that he is ready for the day. There is some personal care involved in the role. This is a rewarding role with all professional training provided.

Other Requirements
• Must have a UK driving licence
• 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 if required.

Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

Description
Typical duties

Personal Care:
• Support to empty leg bag
• Ensure my son brushes his teeth in the mornings
• Support him to get his coat on

Social:
• Take my son to his volunteer work and support him to do tasks
• Occasionally accompany my son to Car boot sales on Sunday Mornings
• Accompany the family to go food shopping once a week

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Must have a UK driving licence
• 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 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