I am looking for personal care  for a woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Up to 8 hours a week but hours are flexible and can be negotiated with family. Hours could be saved for longer periods and support will be required in the school holidays.

Hourly pay rate:

£11 per hour


Crawley, UK

Personal Assistant


Support required on weekends and or during the school holidays (rarely afterschool hours) for up to 8 hours a week, the role will include support with personal care, helping at home and taking the young lady into the community.
An active person is ideally needed who can take the young person out swimming / horse riding / cinema etc. She is capable of doing all these things however requires guidance and prompting.

Duties include:

  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

Preparing drinks, snacks and meals (such as chips in the oven / sandwich).
Washing and bathing/showering – towelling dry/ drying hair
Accompanying and assisting young person on shopping trips when required
Observing and guidance when accessing social and leisure activities.
Occasional longer journeys
Taking young person out and about eg parks/ cinema/ restaurants
The above duties will involve driving the young person in the PA’s car.
Doing 1-1 work with young person eg numbers/ letters/ crafts

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 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

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