Personal Assistant/Support Worker

Ref: CC171

Location: Croydon


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

16 hours a week Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Hourly pay rate:

£16.00 per hour, plus mileage at 45p

Are you a compassionate and experienced individual looking to make a meaningful impact on someone's life? Do you have a background in supporting individuals with diverse needs and empowering independence? If so, we have an enriching opportunity that might be perfect for you!

I am seeking a proactive and compassionate Personal Assistant Support Worker to provide support to a 43-year-old man with disabilities resulting from a traumatic head injury in childhood. This individual has epilepsy, short-term memory loss, and visual impairment and is looking for support to enhance his independence and engagement within the community

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

  • Support the client in engaging with the community through activities such as music events, basketball, go-karting, and more.
  • Help manage daily activities, promoting independence rather than just providing care.
  • Assist in documenting activities in a memory book, which helps cope with his memory loss.
  • Develop a structured weekly and monthly activity schedule that fosters social interaction, independence, and enjoyment, keeping in mind the budget constraints.

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
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Proven experience working with adults with cognitive or learning disabilities.
  • Understanding and patient approach, with a drive to empower the client.

Additional requirements

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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