Care assistant

Ref: DP6954

Location: East Preston


Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Weekday after school ( Monday, Tuesday and Friday) weekend any time all day Saturday.

Hourly pay rate:


My son is a fifteen year old boy with learning difficulties and autism. He needs help and care at to enable him to live a fulfilled life. He loves swimming, going for a walk, playing in the garden with his sister, listening to books read out loud to him or fun physical play. He enjoys climbing and outings shopping or to a theme park.


My son needs care, support and supervision after he returns from school. We provide training and shadowing experience.

Assistance with personal hygiene, dressing and undressing, getting ready for swimming, taking a bath or other similar care.

Outings to the beach or garden, community, shops and theme parks if on weekends.

Starting rate is 15 pounds per hour. We value your time and effort, and there is room for an increase of this amount. Hours needed are after school and weekends. Parents would remain on hand and support and train you as needed.





Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Gardening
  • 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

We would like you to be dependable, fun and motivating, detail oriented, caring and patient with good levels of empathy.


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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