Female Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRR7766

Location: Worthing


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

3.30pm-6.00pm Monday-Friday, approx. 9 hours on a Saturday

Hourly pay rate:

£13 per hour

Female Support Workers required for 25 year old lady with Downs Syndrome and learning difficulties.
She lives with her mother in Worthing. She has limited speech but understands English and Vietnamese. She uses Makaton.
She enjoys, music, painting, going to the library, cinema.
Duties will include supporting her to access social and leisure activities at home and in the community and at home e.g. playing games, swimming.
You will also be required to assist/prompt with personal care e.g. showering, washing hair, dressing/undressing, intimate hygiene tasks. Support and encouragement to keep her bedroom tidy, clear up after activities.
You should be a driver with your own car and a non-smoker due to medical reasons
You must also be experienced in working with people with learning disabilities, be patient, firm, reliable and trustworthy.
You will report to the client’s mother who is the employer.
This is a rewarding role with training provided.

Duties include:

  • Personal grooming
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Assisting/prompting/encouraging to keep bedroom tidy and tidy up after activities
  • Preparing a sandwich/snack and drink and prompting client to eat
  • Supervision and/or assistance with washing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
  • Assistance with applying cream
  • Washing hair, General hair/skin care
  • Prompting to use the toilet, changing pads
  • Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting client to get changed at swimming pool
  • Using your own car to take/collect client from leisure/social activities
  • Accompany/support for activities such as swimming
  • Accompany/support with attending medical and other appointments
  • Support with using public transport
  • Support with making friends and socialising
  • Keeping the client safe and supervised at all times as she has a lack of road awareness and stranger danger
  • Whilst on duty at the client’s home, assisting her with playing games, listening to music, doing art activities

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

  • Experienced in working with people with learning disabilities
  • Patient and understanding
  • Honest and Trustworthy
  • Friendly and cheerful

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