Female Support Workers/Personal Care Assistants – self employed

Ref: BRES478

Location: Hailsham


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

4 hours on every other Saturday and Sunday, ideally 9.00am-1.00pm Plus cover for Tuesday and Thursday, 9.00am-1.00pm

Hourly pay rate:

Please give your self employed hourly rate when you apply

I am a 65 year old lady needing support to live independently.

I have a cheerful manner and my hobbies include music, jigsaw puzzles and shopping

Duties include personal care/toileting, preparing meals including feeding and making drinks, domestic tasks, assisting me with exercises, supporting to go on outings, driving my motability van.

A non-smoker is preferred

You should be female, friendly, cheerful, patient, reliable and trustworthy.

You will need to provide evidence of your self employed status, HMRC registration and public liability insurance.

A clean driving licence is a must.






Duties include:

  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance


Preparing breakfast and lunch, snacks, drinks

Washing up any breakfast making equipment, emptying dishwasher

Assisting with exercise on passive cycler.

Helping me transfer on to commode for toileting, using the peristeen system to aid a bowel movement - training will be provided.

Empty and clean commode and chair after.


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


Non-smoker preferred




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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