Female Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRR7150

Location: Worthing


I am looking for personal care for a Child

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

2 waking nights per week, 9.00pm-8.00am plus ad-hoc nights as required

Hourly pay rate:


This is an exciting and purposeful PA role, assisting a 15 year old clever girl with a physical disability to lead a fulfilling life.

She is a very cheerful young girl, studying in year 10.  She enjoys croquet, listening to music and watching sitcom series (Friends).

You would be required to provide waking night support, including all personal care tasks, hoisting/transferring, physio exercises, gastrostomy feeding, administering medication, fitting Bipap ventilator, steriling equipment.

You should be enthusiastic, positive, reliable, flexible and passionate about the role.

Previous experience in health care section would be advantageous but not essential as full specialist induction and training will be provided prior to the commencement of the job.

You would report to her parents who are the employers.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Assisting with general upper and lower limb physiotherapy
  • Oral hygiene
  • Transferring in/out of wheelchair using a hoist
  • Fitting the Bipap ventilator at night
  • Chest physio/cough assist at night and morning
  • Following the correct procedure for moving and handling
  • Handling postural management in bed and wheelchair
  • Maintaining sterility of equipment
  • Correcting overnight feeds through gastrostomy

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard

  • Enthusiastic, positive and passionate
  • Flexible nature essential
  • Committed to providing a high standard of care and maintaining hygiene

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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