I am looking for personal care  for a man

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

12 hours per week - Saturday and Sunday - 10:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00, 20:00–21:00. Will consider job share for these times also.

Hourly pay rate:

£15 per hour


Croydon, UK

Health Care Assistant


Since the progression and deterioration of the Motor Neurone’s Disease my husband now needs full support in all aspects of his life and we have equipment in place to assist with this including ventilator, suction equipment, hoist to name a few. His day-to-day care is led by an excellent team of nurses. This role is to support the nurses in the daily care and support of my husband and provide the double assistance for transfers, personal care including catheter and bowel care etc.

My husband has a daily structure that involves Personal care in the morning from 10-12 and then he will sit in his chair and watch television for the day until he goes to bed at 8 in the evening. We have a fully equipped downstairs bedroom and he has full access to an open plan living area with lots of room for his daily care plan. We live in a beautiful home in Shirley with plenty of room to care for my husband. We are looking for a special person to join a nurse led care team. You must be kind, competent, confident with a strong team mentality and able to take instruction from the nursing team. You must also have the ability to use your initiative.

My husband communicates with an eye gaze system, so patience is needed to allow him time to communicate.

You must be able to commute reliably due to our location, there is free parking but no reliable public transport connections, someone who lives locally would be ideal.

Job benefits - Employment contract, holiday leave/pay, training all given. You will be employed by us, the family you are providing support too.

Duties include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Personal grooming
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

Changing bed linen.
Bed making.
Taking out rubbish.
Assistance with laundry – un/loading washing machine, tumble dryer/hanging to dry, folding, putting away.
Making tea for the employer's guests
Washing body and hair/towelling dry
General hair/skin/nail/oral care
Catheter care
Bowel care
Transferring in/out of bed/chair using a hoist
Pressure area care
Suctioning – oral and tracheostomy site
Physiotherapy exercises
Talking with my husband whilst providing care
Help with changing TV/Radio station
Reading to him- Books/ newspapers/ Sports results etc

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

A strong team player
Good time-management and punctuality
Must be able to commute reliably
Previous experience in similar role preferred
Must be comfortable with a small, sweet dog


The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.

Non-smoker due to medical reasons

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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