Part time care role

Ref: DP7018

Location: Haywards Heath


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

6 hours per week on a Wednesday with the potential to cover live-in care holidays and potential to, on occasions, cover any sick days of permanent staff (this could be a single 24-hour period).

Hourly pay rate:

£14.01 per hour

Part time PA required to provide personal care and assistance for a 38 year-old woman living in Haywards Heath, who has a spinal cord injury.

This role involves providing care at the home lived in, which is shared with partner and small dog, and is located within a short walking distance to Haywards Heath town and train station.

Assistance needed with (but not limited to) cooking, day-to-day assistance with tasks, light tidying and personal care (toileting or showering), for 6 hours per week on a Wednesday.

Additional hours may also be available to provide live-in care to cover full time PAs holiday or sick leave. Live-in care is paid at a higher rate than the usual 6 hours and involves sleeping at the home for the period of work (if required on rare occasions).

All professional training will be provided

Duties include:

  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Looking after pets
  • Dressing / undressing

  • Clinical tasks – personal care for bladder management

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

  • Reliable, empathic and understanding of the sensitive nature of supporting someone with care needs.
  • Driving licence preferrable

The role requires close personal contact with an individual who is extremely vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission. Preference may be given to applicants who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Careful consideration will be given to applicants who can show the vaccination is not suitable for them on reasonable grounds.

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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