Personal Care Assistant

Ref: JD904

Location: Worthing


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Mon, Wed, Fri 6pm-11pm

Hourly pay rate:

£15.50 weekdays and £16.50 at weekends, enhanced rate on Bank Holidays at £30 p/h Mileage rate (if applicable): 40p per mile when transporting me in your own car to and from appointments

Hello! Are you someone who has a positive, enthusiastic, can-do attitude? If you are, I am looking for your support to help me live my best life. You would be joining a small, lovely and committed team that enable me to be as independent as possible.

I am a kind woman who enjoys a wide range of hobbies, including arts and crafts, music, theatre, films, art galleries and beauty treatments. The role includes aspects of personal, social, and domestic care. I have complex needs so there is opportunity for further training, and you will also benefit from a pension scheme!

It is essential that you are able to drive and have your own car as you will need to be able to transport me in your car to visit friends and family.

If you are looking for something that is rewarding, and more than just a job, this is definitely a role perfect for you!


Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

I wear an extensive plastic body brace at all times and am unable to come out of it. This means I cannot bend or sit down so have to be washed within my body brace, lying down on my bed. I am able to wash my hands, face and brush my teeth but you will have to be comfortable with all other aspects of personal care.

  • Daily bed bath
  • Foot care
  • Reporting on the condition of my brace
  • Coping with accidents and illness
  • Monitoring pressure sored caused by the brace.
  • Accessing the local community
  • Driving me to and from appointments, visiting friends and family, and the shops.
  • Assisting me to further my interests.
  • Laundry and changing bed linen.

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the workplace
  • 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

  • Adaptable
  • Composed
  • Non-judgemental
  • Reliable
  • 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


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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