Job Title: Personal Assistant / Support worker
Location: South Croydon
Hourly rate: £10 an hour
Reference: HW265
Hours/shifts: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-4pm. Thursday and Tuesday 10am -3pm. Total of 28 hours per week. (Although hours can be flexible)

Summary

I am a 43 year old lady whom is very optimistic about life.
I need a female personal assistant who speaks Dari to communicate with me.
My husband speaks Farsi and Persian.

I need help to wash, get dressed, do my hair and help me to eat.
My goal in life is to remain as healthy as possible.
I enjoy going to the gym every other day.
I need someone to help me to clean and manage my home when my husband is at work.

Other Requirements:
You must be female due to personal care needs 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

Domestic:
Helping with laundry, washing and drying
Bed making
Taking out rubbish
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.

Social:
• Assisting employer to use the gym and the gym machines every other day.

Personal Care:
• Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
• Assistance with applying cream
• Using the toilet
• Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
• Getting into bed
• Assistance with medication i.e. helping to take tablets from foil/packets
• Mealtimes e.g. cutting up food, assistance to eat
• Physiotherapy exercises

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Female only due to personal care needs (Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9)
• Fluent Farsi or Persian speaker
• 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
• 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