Job Title: Support Assistant
Location: Thornton Heath
Hourly rate: £10/hour
Reference: AH185

10 hours per week

2 hours per day from 11-1 Monday to Friday, but some flexibility available, to be discussed at interview.

I’m an older person with mobility issues but still enjoy getting out and about on my mobility scooter. Around the home I enjoy watching soaps on the TV, cooking Caribbean food, gardening, arts and crafts and I need support with these activities.
This role involves assisting and supporting me with some personal care, domestic tasks as well as with my hobbies, also to accompany me on short outings like medical appointments, shopping or social activities while encouraging and supporting me to stay as independent as possible.
An ideal candidate would be flexible in there approach depending on my health each day, be kind, have a great sense of humour and share a love of cooking (food hygiene training and certificate can be given).

Other Requirements
• "Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9."
• Must be comfortable with pets
• Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours.
• 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 -
General tidying and ensuring walkways are clear
General cleaning in the kitchen, wiping of worktops etc.

Personal Care:
Application of creams when required
Ensuring medications are given
Promotion of independence and physical therapy exercises
Preparing of food and drinks
Assistance in using the toilet if needed
Other tasks on occasion including soaking and washing feet or hair

Accompany and assist to go out for shopping, appointments or social activities.
Assistance to Facetime/video calling with family

 Person specification
The successful applicant will be:
Female *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.

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