Female Support Worker

Ref: DP3350

Location: Worthing


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Full time (3 shifts a week) hours available + Bank work. Shifts: 12-hour day shift running from 8am-8pm and 12 hour waking night shift running from 8pm – 8am, mixture of both will be available.

Hourly pay rate:

£13.75 per hour day, £14 per hour waking night. Bank holiday rates are 1.8x times the normal rate

Are you looking for an exciting and purposeful role assisting a young woman with a physical disability to live an independent and fulfilling life?

This is an interesting and dynamic work opportunity in Worthing near Brighton.

I am a young woman who works from home four days a week and in London one day a week. I enjoy a fun and active social life, including going to concerts, shopping, the theatre, evenings out with friends, and I also love to travel. My family is very important to me, so I live very close by and see them regularly.

Your role, in its simplest form, is to help me live as independent a life as possible and help me do the things I love. I need assistance in all aspects of my life, from driving me to work, to accompanying me to social events, to helping me cook dinner and maintain household chores. I need help with all my personal care needs and medical aspects of my disability. This support will include gastrostomy care and a non-invasive ventilator that I wear overnight. All training will be provided for this latter part of the role.

What are the Benefits?

  •      Paid annual leave and enhanced rates of pay for Bank Holidays
  •    Payment to attend all training
  •    The opportunity to travel
  •    Paid DBS checks
  •    Lots of down time

About You:

  •      I will need you to be flexible, adaptable to any situation, and self-motivated. Reliability and the ability to follow instructions is of the utmost importance.
  •    A sense of humour and fun-loving outlook on life is preferable.
  • Comfortable with animals including Guinea pigs and Dogs, as I look after my family’s dog regularly.
  •    A full clean driving licence is essential and the willingness to drive me in my car.
  •    Previous experience in the care sector would be advantageous but not essential as full specialist training will be given.
  •    You will be working within a small team providing care and support all year round, including weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis. Flexibility and ability to cover for others in the team is essential to the role.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Looking after pets
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Gastrostomy care
  • Physiotherapy exercises
  • Accompanying on trips out
  • Driving and accompanying to social events such as: Cinema, festivals, parties, pubs.

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
  • 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


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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