Job Title: Personal Assistant
Location: South Croydon, off of Pampisford Road.
Hourly rate: £11.00
Reference: AH166
Hours/shifts: 10-12 hours per week. Possibly over 3 days, some flexibility, times to be discussed at interview

A Personal Assistant (PA) required in South Croydon area for a lady with complex medical conditions. Hourly rate £11.00 Hours to be negotiated at interview stage but can vary depending on doctors/hospital appointments.
Potential candidates must be very empathetic, understanding and patient, with the ability to use their own initiative. A full driving licence and access to own vehicle is desirable.
Employment location is well accessed on bus and train routes and parking is available.
An ideal candidate would be fun loving, have a great sense of humour and share some laughs with me.

Other Requirements
• 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: loading and unloading the washing machine; hanging out to dry; ironing; putting away
Changing bed linen
Bed making
General cleaning
Taking out rubbish/recycling
General housework, including cleaning, dusting and vacuuming.
Assist with preparing drinks, snacks and meals.

Personal Care: (only when required)
Assistance to get into/out of bed
Assistance to use the toilet
Assistance with showering or washing and drying
Assistance to apply moisturisers
General skin, hair, oral and nail care

Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Accompanying employer when accessing social and leisure activities, including to the gym, swimming pool, exercises classes etc.
Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required or putting away delivery of food
Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car.

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
Hygienic, tidy minded and well organised
Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills
Honest and cheerful
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