Personal Assistant

Ref: CC552

Location: Croydon


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

Saturday and Sunday shifts 9am-11pm. Monday- Friday every other week 4pm-11pm.

Hourly pay rate:

to be discussed

I am a 24 year old stay at home mum who is seeking support to care for myself and assistance caring for my daughter who is 4 years old. I have limb-girdle muscular dystrophy which essentially causes my muscles to deteriorate over time. I am a part-time wheelchair user & use a walking aid to walk. I also have frequent falls. The successful application must be able to lift me.

I have two roles available - Saturday and Sunday shifts 9am-11pm and Monday- Friday every other week 4pm-11pm. Please state the hours you can do in your application.

Duties include:

  • Personal grooming
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Showering and dressing my daughter
  • Transferring from my wheelchair to standing
  • Day to day activities e.g. Taking my daughter out, going to appointments, food shopping, visiting family, help taking my daughter to nursery
  • To be attentive to my daughter if I am unable to do a task

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
  • 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

  • Must be able to lift me
  • Caring and fun
  • Good with children
  • Great organisational skills
  • Happy to be around family members


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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