Bank/Cover Personal Support Worker

Ref: DP7673

Location: Haywards Heath


I am looking for personal care for a Child

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

ad hoc hours

Hourly pay rate:

£12.40, 45p/mile if own car driven for trips.

I am looking for a bank personal assistant to work ad hoc hours to support my two children.


Boy (10 Years Old):

Boy is non-verbal, but very musical. He will sing a lot, and loves playing on his

tablet and listening to folk-music. He is happy most of the time and loves to run and play

on the swings in the park. His sensory processing means he needs a lot of physical

pressure, and he likes to roll up towels or items of clothing and play with them, and also rip up

paper or card as this seems to help a lot. He can be very affectionate when he gets to

know you. He struggles travelling places, and does not seem to be aware of danger when he is out

and about. He needs constant supervision in and out of the home.


Girl (9 Years Old):

Girl can talk, but it is limited. She mostly quotes the various Disney and Netflix

programmes she watches. She loves walking in the woods, and going to the park, and

drawing and is very slowing learning to write. She often draws little people and then rips

them from the paper to play games with them. She enjoys dancing with her family in the

living room. She plays a lot, acting out with dolls and toys what she is watching on her

tablet – this can often mean keeping an eye on how much toothpaste she has access to for

example…  She is a natural performer and can be exuberantly tactile when she gets to know you.


Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Day to day activities in the home and out and about
  • With personal care such as eating and nappy changing
  • Keeping safe in all the above
  • To help (which-ever child working with at the time as there are two children) have a more varied experience of the world
  • To help with respite for parents
  • Help with outdoor activities and trips out (to park, shop etc)
  • Play and creative tasks.

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
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Able to keep the child safe and supervised at all times
  • Experienced in working with children with disabilities.
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Patient and understanding
  • Driving licence and access to own vehicle desirable but not essential

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