Female * Care Assistants

Ref: NDS7158

Location: Crawley


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

1.5 hours early evenings x 7 days per week. Please apply for any hours you are available

Hourly pay rate:

Weekdays £11.50, Weekends £13.50

I love to read, equipping myself with knowledge, particularly science, scientific research and statistics.
I need help with personal care and some domestic tasks. I hope to find someone who is willing to learn about my diet and what I need to eat as support with cooking will be required.
My illness is unpredictable; sometimes I am exhausted but on a good day I would like to go out for some fresh air. This may require some driving, but this is not essential for the role as we can work around it.

Duties include:

  • Personal grooming
  • Administration
  • Shopping
  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Cooking
  • Moving and handling
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Bathroom assistance

Emptying and cleaning the commode
A little support getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring'), when I'm feeling very unwell.
Support with occasional physiotherapy exercises, help with stretching legs as they can get stiff.
Other personal care tasks as and when.
Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required
Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, e.g. going to the park.
Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
Occasional longer journeys
Accompanying on trips out e.g. the vets, dentist and the opticians.
Driving me to the occasional Jehovah's Witness meeting, participation not required
The above duties will involve driving me in your car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, supporting me with accessing and using other equipment and pushing me in the wheelchair when out and about.

Candidate qualities:

  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative

Additional requirements

Non-smoker due to medical reasons


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