Female Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRRES367

Location: Lewes


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:

Up to 6 hours per week Tuesday morning, either 11.00am-1.00pm or 12 noon-2.00pm Sunday 12 noon-4.00pm. Once a month to do the full 6 hours on a Sunday 11.00-5.00pm. There is some flexibility on hours/times. Could be a job share. Please apply for whatever days you are interested

Hourly pay rate:

£15.00 per hour. Mileage rate (if applicable): 35p per mile

I am a 26 year old woman needing support with developing independent living skills and building confidence.

I like working with animals and children and am interested in Japanese/Korean culture e.g. K-pop and K-drama.

I need support and encouragement with prioritising, planning and completing tasks e.g. shopping, meal planning and preparation, domestic tasks, budgeting/paperwork.

Help also required with attending appointments and social activities, communicating and meeting new people.  Once a month I would like to visit the Natural History Museum in London with my PA.

Although I do not present any challenging behaviour.   I need support with managing anxieties and dealing with sensory sensitivities.

A female PA is required to accompany me into female toilets when out in the community.

You should have experience of working with people with Autism, be friendly, a great motivator, very understanding and patient.

Driver with own car would be preferable due to village location.   Reasonable mileage when taking me out in your car would be reimbursed.

We have a small, friendly dog so you must be comfortable with dogs.

I vape but only outside my home.

You would report to my mother as your employer.

Duties include:

  • Administration
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

  • Support/encouragement with planning, prioritising and completing tasks e.g. domestic tasks, laundry, following recipes, budgeting, personal care tasks.
  • Support/encouragement with going to appointments, social activities, understanding and communication, meeting new people, building confidence in social situations.

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
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Experience of working with people with Autism
  • The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.

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

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