Female Personal Care Assistants- New rates of pay

Ref: NDS382

Location: Birdham


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

16 hours per week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Hours can start between 8am and 9am depending on your commitments.

Hourly pay rate:

£11 per hour

I am a warm, caring and friendly lady and I am easy to get along with. I am looking for 2 patient and understanding female PAs/ Support workers, who have an upbeat personality and good sense of humour to help being out the best in me.

I require support with personal care, domestic duties and social activities and I will need encouragement to get out of the house. I would like to find new interests in the local area and would like someone who can help me take the first steps to do this.

My interest are varied including coins, reading, swimming and musical theatre. My family and grandchildren are very important to me and spending time with them is something I love to do especially in the school holidays. I will need someone to assist me to partake in activities with them

1 of your working days will be supporting me socially and 1 day will be to cover domestic duties

All training for this role is provided

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Shopping
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Cooking
  • Housekeeping

  • Laundry, hanging out to dry, ironing, putting away
  • Loading and unloading the washing machine
  • Changing bed linen
  • Bed making
  • Taking out rubbish
  • Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting me to get changed at swimming pool and accompanying me in the pool.
  • Assistance with personal hygiene as and when needed
  • Assistance with washing and showering. I try to do as much as I am able but I do need help.
  • Assistance with applying cream
  • Driving and accompanying and assisting me on shopping trips when required
  • Driving and accompanying me when accessing social and leisure activities, including to swimming, theatre and appointments. The above duties will involve driving me in my disability car.

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Someone chatty that I can have a laugh with.
  • Hygienic and well organised. Due to the nature of my disability, hygiene is very important to me
  • Patience
  • You will be required to drive my disability car. There is a hoist in my disability car which my partner can train you how to use.
  • Must refrain from involving me in any social media

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours, Vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission


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