Female Personal (care) Assistant

Ref: CC170

Location: Croydon


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

Weekend carer(s) needed for 2 hour morning call and 1 hour evening call for both Saturday and Sunday. AND Cover carer(s) needed to provide cover across the week. Hours would be on an ad hoc basis. Flexibility available, happy to discuss the hours to mutually agree times for the right applicant.

Hourly pay rate:


I live at home with my husband and adult son who both work and I have a service dog. I enjoy reading, keeping up with current affairs, listening to music, taking my dog for a walk and watching television. I have been learning Spanish and enjoy other languages; I have an interest in art and visiting art galleries. I am a happy outgoing person who likes to meet new people and keep as independent and active as possible.

This role is to assist and support me in my daily living task that I can’t manage independently and that are becoming increasingly difficult. This includes personal care.

I’m a wheelchair user and need assistance with transfers, I have two types of hoist that I use daily, a standing hoist and celling hoist, training will be provided. A PA with experience is preferred but not necessary.

Holiday pay and training will be provided.

This is a rewarding role and your support that you will provide in this role is extremely valued and appreciated.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

Assistance with oral and nail care
Assistance with applying cream
Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Accompanying on occasion to Spanish classes, the library, the vet, the park, physio classes.

Candidate qualities:

  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours


All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

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. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9

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