Job Title: Personal Support Assistant
Location: Croydon – Fairfield area
Hourly rate: £10.00
Reference: AH216
Hours/shifts: 23 hours/week – can be used flexibility across the week, to be discussed with employer.

Summary
This role involves assisting me with domestic tasks around my home, mostly cleaning and tidying that I can’t manage alone. Also, assisting with care of the children, taking or collection from nursery or activities, meal preparation and helping with bedtime routines. I keep a happy and nourishing environment for the children and it’s important to me that this is maintained.
While at home I enjoy knitting, making cakes and balloon modelling. I also have an interest in beauty and practice my techniques on dummy models. I have a bright outlook on life which I hope a PA can share with me.
An ideal candidate would be flexible in there approach, have a great sense of humour, be likeminded and share similar interest. Also, to have experience of looking after children under 1 year and under 5 years.

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.

Description
Typical duties

Domestic -
Cleaning the house (doors, walls, toilets/bathrooms and furniture, mirrors and windows),
Vacuum cleaning,
Mopping,
Washing dishes,
Ironing,
Assisting with shopping - when shopping is delivered to my home, helping to put it away as directed. Also, to do a small bit of shopping when requested.
Tidying up the rooms,
Any other reasonable tasks requested

Personal Care of my children:
Dressing/undressing
Bathing/washing/drying skin and hair
Brushing hair and teeth
Changing nappies
Helping to use the toilet
Meal preparation/cutting up food/feeding
Assisting with bedtime routine

Social aspects for the children:
• Deliver/collect from nursery when required
• Accompany and participate in activates e.g. swimming, play park, football
• Occupying/engaging/playing while employer is at doctor/hospital appointments

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
• 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