Female Personal Care Assistant

Ref: DP79

Location: Ford


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

Tues: 4pm to 6pm Support Worker / Bank staff to cover any PA holiday and Sickness. PAs currently provide 3 visits a day. I need bank staff desperately

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour weekdays

I am a 51 year old woman and I was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) at the age of 25 andd am now quadriplegic.

My  likes include rugby union and I am a huge Queen fan (the band!). I have one Beagle puppy and a 12 year old Griffon, but they both belong to my daughter.

I’m a Royal Navy veteran with two kids, one 26 years old and one 23 years old.

I am now a full time wheelchair user and need a bit more help please. Your support will be very much appreciated.

Duties include:

  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Cooking
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance


  • Emptying Catheter bag on arrival
  • Get me out of bed using a hoist.
  • Prepare and feed me my evening meal
  • Possibly getting me changed if required

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
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Own care may be beneficial due to my rural location
  • I always need to be hoisted from bed to wheelchair and back again. I need aid with toileting, washing and dressing. I’m hoping someone is available and preferably has some experience.

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