Female Support Worker/ Personal Care Assistant

Ref: CC315

Location: Croydon


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

5 hours per week, ideally on a Friday or Saturday, approx. 1pm start.

Hourly pay rate:

£11.90 per hour

42-year-old lady with a mild learning disability requires support with leisure/social activities.

She has limited verbal skills but is friendly and pleasant.

She displays ritualistic behaviours when anxious or stressed so patience is essential for this role.

Activities would include supporting with social activities e.g. going out for coffee/lunch, appointments, shopping, cinema, cycling activities.

Some assistance would be required with using the toilet, paying for items in shops.

Experience and patience with OCD type behaviours is essential.

Reliability and willingness to commit to the job role for a reasonable length of time also required as the lady finds change difficult.

You should be friendly, cheerful, and trustworthy.

Driver with own car would be useful but not essential as public transport can be used.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Shopping
  • Companionship
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Assistance with using the toilet when out in the community
  • Accompanying and assisting on days out e.g. shopping trips, going out for coffee or lunch, appointments, cinema, cycling activities.
  • Helping the lady pay for items in shops.
  • Keeping her safe and supervised at all times as she has no danger awareness.

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Have experience and patience with OCD/ritualistic behaviours
  • Willing to commit to this role for a reasonable length of time
  • Driver with own car would be useful but not essential
  • Willing to use public transport when taking lady out
  • Friendly and cheerful


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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