Personal Assistant/Support Worker

Ref: NDS6122

Location: Littlehampton


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

6 hours per week on Thursday plus 4 hours flexible support

Hourly pay rate:

£12. Mileage rate: 45p

Are you looking for an interesting and varied role?

My son is a fun loving 24-year-old with a great sense of humour who loves baking. He is currently undertaking work experience at a bakery.  Your role will involve travelling to the bakery with him, to work alongside him once there, and then travel with him to his choir group, before bringing him back home.

Someone who is bubbly, cool with a sense of fun will be a must as he can be quite shy conversationally.

Having Downs Syndrome and being on the Autistic spectrum has not held him back from enjoying all sorts of challenges, sports and adventures, he is always willing to give anything a try. Part of the extra flexible hours are to support him to meet up with his friends, suggest and assist him to carry out new activities and experiences. Along the way, your assistance in some personal care will be required to help him maintain his independence.

Duties include:

  • Personal grooming
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Suggest and assist with new activities and experiences.

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

  • Good conversationalist

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