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I am looking for personal care  for a man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Up to 14 hours per week - Tuesday AM 1.5 and PM 1.5 hours, other times flexible, to be discussed.

Hourly pay rate:

£11 per hour

Location:

Thornton Heath, UK

Personal Assistant/ Carer

AH357

We are a close family and are hoping a PA will share and fit into our supportive network. We have a longstanding PA that will be able to assist with the introduction into the role and help a new starter settle into the role. Please make contact to discuss the role as you wish.

This main aspect to this role is to accompany my son to get to and from the day centre on a Tuesday. Other times in the week will be to take him for exercise and local activities in the community.

My son was born deaf so communicates in BSL but he can lip read. A PA who can sign would be ideal but is not essential.

This is a permanent contract employment with holiday leave and pay entitlement. Travel expenses can be claimed. Our property benefits from free roadside parking and is well accessed by public transport.

Duties include:

  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

On occasions, encourage my son to:
Prepare his drinks, snacks and meals.
Assist with some basic shopping

My son will be ready to leave for college, I assist him to get ready but there may be times when he needs prompting to put on his shoes and coat ready to leave.
Additionally, some assistance or prompting when getting changed at the swimming pool/gym.
Accompany and assist my son to:
Attend the day centre
Stay with him as required at the day centre
Access the community
Get out for exercise
Take part in activities e.g.: swimming, the cinema, the library, park, play football, local visits to see family/friends.
Shop for essentials

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 always work to high standards of health & safety

Kind, gentle and patient
Trustworthy
Car owner/driver preferred.

Notes:

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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