Personal Support Worker

Ref: CC524

Location: New Addington


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

8 Hours a week over 2 days – days and times can be agreed at interview.

Hourly pay rate:

£11.50, 40p per mile mileage

I am a lady who suffers with arthritis but has a confident personality and very capable of expressing myself assertively. I am compassionate and sensitive to the feelings of others. I have a very good sense of humour and enjoy a good laugh. I see the lighter side to situations, even in challenging times. I am open minded. I like to try new experiences. I love to cook, read, and spend time with my cat who keeps me company throughout the week. I love to spend time outdoors and visit garden centres.

I would like a PA to take me on aided walks and a driver is desirable to go on car outings to see wildlife, go to swimming activities which would help with me with positive mental health, and possibly outings to help to have a change of scenery. Some flexibility would be needed.

I will do as much as I am able, so a PA that is easy-going and a good listener is important. Some manual handling support will also be required but full training will be given.

The successful applicant will be comfortable to provide personal care when needed as some days I need more care than others.

Mileage will be paid when you take me out in your vehicle.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

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

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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