Teaching Assistant/Special Educator

Ref: CC568

Location: Croydon


I am looking for personal care for a Child

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

5-10 hours per week, days/times to be confirmed.

Hourly pay rate:

£12-£15 (negotiable based on experience)

I’m looking for a special needs teaching assistant or a special educator to support my child aged 13 years in her functional well-being. The post requires a talented teaching assistant who is flexible, enthusiastic, and dedicated in supporting children with educational needs. Training can be provided by the supporting consultant, but candidate should possess basic play skills in the likes of engaging a toddler, with the vision to help the child develop independent skills.

NVQ certificate in Health and Social Care is an advantage. Competitive salary and hours can be 5-10hrs per week depending on how well you are able to play and engage with the child. It would involve 1:1 support and hygiene care.

Duties include:

  • Personal grooming
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

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


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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