Personal Assistant- new rates of pay

Ref: CC554

Location: South Croydon


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

Minimum of 9 hours a week available. Potential for more and holiday cover

Hourly pay rate:

£13.82 and £20.73 on Bank holidays

We are looking for a carer for our 31 year old son with various difficulties including ASD, epilepsy and challenging behaviours. The carers responsibilities would be mostly centred about being a friend for him as he doesn’t fully have the capacity to understand someone being his carer, but also to perform typical tasks for someone with difficulties such as his including some assistance with clothing, getting in and out the vehicle etc. (all to be gone through in detail).

We are mostly looking for weekend carers but also we are looking for some potential day shifts (12-3pm) and evenings (6-9pm) and there is also some holiday cover available.

His main hobby centres around walking his dog so we need someone who is a keen walker and happy to be outdoors (regardless of weather) and also needs to be comfortable with dogs.

If you think this is something you might be interested in, we can arrange a date to discuss some of the finer details around his disability. His needs can be complex so it’s best to be discussed as our main priority to making sure the relationship is a good fit. If we both feel there’s a potential we can look at the next steps of introductions.

Duties include:

  • Moving and handling
  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Looking after pets

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

There are other carers available which deal with his safety, food, drink and personal care so we are looking for someone to be a friend and companion to accompany him with another carer in the community.

We need someone who is patient, has a sense of humour and can be sensitive to his change in moods.

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours, Vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission


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