Job Title: Personal Assistant for University course support
Location: Upper Norwood, Croydon
Hourly rate: £11.50 per hour
Reference: CC126
Hours/shifts: 3 days per week, up to 9 hours per week. 

Flexible depending on my University timetable. Can be discussed at interview.

I am a young lady with a physical disability which affects my ability to complete my work quickly. I am currently studying Fashion Design at University, and I need a personal assistant to support me at home with my coursework, and some domestic duties if needed.

I am looking for an assistant who is:

• Patient, and able to wait for and then follow my instructions
• Able to type for me and do practical work ( e.g. pattern cutting and some sewing with my direction
• Domestic tasks if needed for e.g. laundry and light housework.
• Helping with Personal and social tasks e.g. Accompany to appointments, assistance with showering

Other Requirements 
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• A UK driving licence Is beneficial but not essential
• Access to own vehicle is beneficial but not essential
• 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 - 
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Light housework including dusting, vacuuming
Any other reasonable task

Personal Care: 
Assistance with Showering
Assistance with Dressing and undressing
Any other reasonable task

• Accompanying me to appointments when necessary
• Any other reasonable task

Person specification
The successful applicant will be: 
• Female due to personal care needs
• Good general fitness
• Flexible, reliable, honest
• Patient
• Ability to undertake domestic activities
• 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.