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. This role could be carried out as a job share between 2 people so please apply for the days you are available.

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.

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:

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

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
  • 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
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Patient and understanding
  • Friendly and cheerful
  • Reasonable mileage when taking the client out will be reimbursed

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