Social Care, Child Care

Personal Assistant

  • Croydon
  • £13.00
  • Direct Payments Support Service
  • 10-15 hours per week

THE COMPANY

Croydon Councils, Adult Social Care and All-age Disability Service,  provide assistance for to local residents with disabilities to find suitable Carers, by supporting service users with direct payment support service. 

THE ROLE

Personal Assistant Required for a Child Living in the South Norwood Area

 

A 10 year old girl with Williams Syndrome requires a female personal assistant (carer) to assist her.

The girl, enjoys new experiences and being out and about. She is extremely friendly, but can display defiance or challenging behaviour particularly around her keen interest in food, and should be closely monitored at all times. 

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Accessing the Community – This would include attending activities, visiting places of interest, including the theatre, cinema, bowling, and workshops
  • Developing Life Skills – including cooking, handling money and recognising letters, words and signs that may be useful to her when in the community 
  • Accessing the Community – This would include attending activities, visiting places of interest, including the theatre, cinema, bowling, and workshops
  • Developing Life Skills – including cooking, handling money and recognising letters, words and signs that may be useful to her when in the community 

THE CANDIDATE

Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • The ideal candidate must have experience of working with young people with learning disabilities that have challenging behaviour such as ADHD,
  • Be friendly but with the ability to maintain clear boundaries and have a firm approach.
  • Someone who is creative and could teach the child a new skill would be welcome, along with a person who has a sense of fun, good communication skills, 
  • The availability to occasionally stay overnight in a hotel after taking the child out in London

OTHER INFORMATION

Days and Hours - 16 hours per week during school holidays, 8 hours during term time

Please note that Croydon Council is not the employer

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