Job Title: Personal Support Assistant
Location: West Croydon/ Thornton Heath area, near Windmill Road
Hourly rate: £9.50
Reference: CC191b
Hours/shifts: Up to 10 hours per week. Term time hours - Mon-Fri, 1 hour between 6.30-7.30am and 5.30-6.30pm. A job share is welcome for just mornings, afternoons or a mixture. School holidays can be a later morning start and will be mutually agreed.

My son is bright with a good sense of humour, he enjoys gaming and sports. He is currently studying sports at college which he is really enjoying. He is thriving now that he is becoming more independent but needs some guidance to help organise himself and keep to time before and after college. He also needs some encouragement to tidy his room (let’s face it, what teenager does that without any prompting).
An ideal candidate would be able to share his love for gaming and sports, and to help him grow in confidence and independence. Experience or training with teens with Autism would be preferable but not essential as training will be provided. Most importantly is the consistent attendance of the successful candidate.
This is a rewarding and highly valued, keyworker role. An employment contract, paid holiday and training will be given to the successful post holder as an employee.
This role could be supplementary to Income Support claim as the hours are below the allowance or could also be worked around another job.

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must be comfortable with cats
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.

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

Prompt and supervise my son to:
• Make his bed
• Tidy his room
• Prepare drinks, snacks and meals
• Tidy up after snacks and meals
• Pick up washing and put it in the laundry basket

Personal Care:
Prompt and supervise my son to:
• Wash his hands
• Encourage him to brush his teeth
• Get un/dressed ready for bed/college

Supervise my son to:
• Study and complete his homework
• Read
• Keep him on track so in the mornings he’s ready for college
• When all other tasks have been completed, play games or go for a walk

Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
• Male * due to personal care needs
• 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. Training will be provided.

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.