Female Support Worker/ Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRR5788

Location: Southwick


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

Mon: 4.30pm-7.30pm, Tue: 4.30pm-7.30pm, Fri: 4.30pm-7.30pm and either Saturday or Sunday for a 6hr shift. This can be flexible

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour

To enable me to enjoy as independent life as possible at home and when out and about.
Background: I am a 19-year-old female trying to live life to the full. I am a cheerful person and love fun activities.

I have autism which impacts on my day- to- day life

I need someone who can support me to access the community and learn appropriate life skills for independence, whilst having fun!

Support with personal care tasks will be required

I need support with accessing Social and Leisure activities such as shopping and visiting places of interest

I enjoy watching tv and gaming on my PC

I love drawing, Arts and Crafts

This role involves supporting me to access public transport

I am looking for a PA who has a keen sense of humour, is open minded, non-judgmental and has an awareness of Disability issues.

A PA who has excellent time keeping, organisation and communication skills will be a bonus

Duties include:

  • Bathroom assistance
  • Companionship
  • Personal grooming
  • Moving and handling
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Cooking

  • Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
  • Supervision and/or assistance with showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
  • Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
  • Accompany me when accessing social and leisure activities, including going to the park
  • Occasional longer journeys
  • Accompanying on trips out of interest
  • Accompanying on trips out eg to the garden centre, beach, cinema, craft fairs, local visits, out shopping for fun, attending social events.
  • Whilst on duty at our family home watching TV and assisting with craft 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
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

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