Evening Carer for Young Man with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Ref: DP2143

Location: Burgess Hill


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

Typically, a 90 minute shift from 7.30pm once or twice a week

Hourly pay rate:

£13.50 per hour weekdays, £16.00 per hour weekends

We are looking for an evening carer for our 29-year-old son who has profound and multiple learning difficulties. Evening routine includes helping him with his bath and personal care; using a hoist, supervising him in his bath and dressing him ready for bed.  Evening shifts are typically 7.30pm to 9pm at our family home in Burgess Hill but we can be flexible with times. We have no fixed shift pattern; our little team of evening carers cover the evenings that fit in around their other commitments. We would anticipate offering the ideal candidate 1 or 2 evenings each week. £13.50 per hour weekdays, £16.00 per hour weekends. 4 weeks paid holiday a year pro rata.

Duties include:

  • Personal grooming
  • Moving and handling
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Assisting our son with personal care/using the toilet
  • Helping him into and out of the bath using a ceiling hoist
  • Washing his face, body and hair
  • Chatting to him/water play whilst he’s in the bath
  • Making up his bed with clean sheets/duvet cover, etc
  • Dressing and preparing our son for bed and drying his hair
  • Leaving the bathroom tidy (he’s a bit of a water splasher!)

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

Our home is a good 20 minutes’ walk from the nearest station so own transport an advantage.

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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