I am looking for personal care  for a child

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

2 mornings per week e.g. Tuesday and Friday 10.00am-12.00pm 1 afternoon per week e.g. Thursday 4.00pm-6.00pm

Hourly pay rate:

£10.40 per hour


Bolnore Village, Parkfield Way, Haywards Heath, UK

Female Support Worker/ Personal Care Assistant


She loves walking in the woods, and going to the park, and drawing and is very slowly learning to write. She often draws little people and then rips them from the paper to play games with them. She enjoys dancing with her family in the living room.

She plays a lot, acting out with dolls and toys what she is watching on her tablet – this can often mean keeping an eye on how much toothpaste she has access to for example.

The role involves supporting her with day to day activities at home and out and about, keeping her safe and supervised at all times and to enable her to have a more varied experience of the world.

Some personal care such as support with eating and nappy changing will be required.

You should be experienced in working with children with disabilities, friendly, reliable and trustworthy.

Would be ideal to be a driver with your own car, but not essential.

Duties include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Bathroom assistance

Additional Duties:

Helping prepare the child’s meals when needed
Clearing up paper, pens etc when she has been ‘people creating’ with her drawing
Changing her nappy and assisting her in toilet training
Playing and engaging with the child in the home
Taking her out either with the family or on her own to help her grow more confident in the outside world
Help him become both ‘danger aware’ of things like roads and cars and aware of other people and develop appropriate boundaries and relationships.
Using your own car to take the child out when required
Any other tasks to support her development and social enjoyment, as needed.

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 children with disabilities
Friendly and approachable
Patient and understanding


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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