Personal Assistant/ Support Worker

Ref: CZ1723

Location: Eastbourne


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

Flexible support up to 6 hrs a week

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour

We are looking for reliable Support Workers to provide some support to our 13 year old son and enable short periods of respite.

The role is to encourage independence in daily living skills aswell as supporting him with fun activities such as baking, playing board games and role play.

As part of our sons care he needs support with doing therapies at home including physiotherapy exercises and sensory play.

This year we have National Trust membership so joining family outings to support with activities would be very helpful.

Duties include:

  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing

Some light household tasks such as preparing food, tidying

Support with washing and dressing, encouraging increasing independence with personal care

Support and encouragement with eating and drinking

Support with Physio exercises

Evening supervision while parents go out

Participating in baking, playing board games and role play

Support to attend Riding for the Disabled

Joining in family activities to provide extra support

Support to attend swimming

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

  • A UK driving licence and access to own vehicle is beneficial but not essential. Mileage will be paid at 45p per mile if using your own car.

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