Female Support Worker/ Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRR7667

Location: Yapton


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

Approx. 8.00am-8.00pm Monday and Friday (unpaid break will be within these hours) 7.00pm-8.00am Friday and Saturday sleep in/overnight Flexibility needed.

Hourly pay rate:

Daytime £12.00 Overnight £9.50 while sleeping, £12.00 waking hours

She is 23 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. She enjoys swimming, going to the gym. Ability to swim required to assist in pool.
We are seeking caring and compassionate individuals who enjoy interacting with disabled people and assisting them with their daily living activities.
Duties will include supporting with personal care, domestic tasks and to include social tasks and everyday activities in and outside of the home.
Candidates must be warm and friendly with a strong work ethic and positive attitude and a genuine passion for providing high quality care and support You must have the ability to read and speak English to a reasonable standard. Excellent communication and people skills required.
You must be willing/able to drive motability car and over 25 years of age for insurance purposes.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Shopping
  • Housekeeping
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Personal grooming
  • Moving and handling
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

Household tidying and polishing
Vacuuming and mopping floors
Kitchen, bathroom and toilet cleaning
Laundry and ironing
Shopping and paying bills
Vehicle maintenance, petrol add blue etc
Safe transferring and movement using the necessary equipment provided
Washing, showering, bathing
Skin, hair and nail care, body hair removal
Brushing of teeth
Change of used linen, towels, flannels etc
Mobilising, getting around at home
Dispensing and administering all medications taken throughout the day. (As directed by medical providers and family members. As and when required due to illness.)
Getting to and from medical appointments. You would be required to drive motability vehicle
Driving client to work, to learn or training for work
Driving client to support or focus groups
Driving client to take part in leisure activities
Assistance with physio and physical activities and exercise e.g. swimming, gym classes
Assistance with socializing/meeting others
Contacting and meeting with friends or family
Encouraging and assisting with the use of communication aids

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative

A UK driving license holder and willing/able to drive motability car
Over 25 years of age for car insurance purposes
Able to swim to assist client in swimming pool
Able to learn the needs of a disabled person
Honest and trustworthy
Reliable, dependent with good timekeeping
Hygienic and well presented
Encouraging and patient
Good communication and listening skills
Able to be flexible

Desirable, but not essential:-
Have previous experience of providing personal care
Experience of working with people with Cerebral Palsy

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