Personal Care Assistant

Ref: DP1469

Location: Worthing


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

Weekends as follows: Saturdays: 1pm-7pm (once or twice a month), 6pm-7pm (additional PA to make 2:1 for personal care) Sundays: 4pm-7pm, 6pm-7pm (additional PA to make 2:1 for personal care) Would ideally be someone who could also work occasional weekday shifts to cover other PA’s holiday and sickness.

Hourly pay rate:


Are you kind and energetic, fun loving and reliable - and a little bit crazy? Would you like some work hours over the weekends and school holidays? If so, perhaps you would like to come and join our small team of enthusiastic PAs who support our 20-year-old daughter in her daily antics! This is a fulfilling role where you can really make a difference in the life of a young person whilst also have a lot of fun yourself.

My daughter is a happy 20-year-old who loves a bit of mischief. She is a wheelchair user who enjoys spending time with other people…living with just Mum and Dad can get a bit dull!!  In fact, she thinks everyone who comes to our home comes just to see her! She has a wicked sense of humour and thrives with people who are full of energy! We have a small but fabulous team of PAs who support her in the week, and we are looking to expand this to weekends.

Our daughter loves to be out and about exploring all that life has to offer. She will become your biggest fan if you are a person who loves to go out for lunch or a hot chocolate. She thrives on days out, cinema and theatre trips, trying to beat you at bowling, ice-creams on the prom, swimming sessions and so much more. She also loves a good pamper which might or might not involve nail varnish and face paints!

We are also looking for someone who will make her evening care routine fun and entertaining.

If you enjoy this sort of work and would like to join a highly supportive team who are also a little bit crazy, we would love you to get in touch.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Cooking
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing

  • At mealtimes -ensuring food is the correct temperature / assistance to eat / giving oral medication.
  • Changing bedclothes.
  • Wiping down equipment after use. Cleaning sink and other high contact areas in bathroom and bedroom.
  • Washing and cleaning teeth.
  • Showering / drying / drying hair.
  • Hoisting in and out of wheelchair and bed.
  • Hoisting in and out of toilet chair. Performing Peristeen bowel washouts.
  • Catheterising through a Mytroffanoff.
  • Administering fluids through a Mini button gastrostomy using a syringe and feeding pump.
  • Cleaning of Mini button gastrostomy.
  • Administering medication including emergency medication for seizures.
  • Trips out having lots of fun!
  • Watching You Tube
  • Nail painting
  • Listening and singing along to music
  • Cooking and eating!

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

  • Full of enthusiasm with a good sense of humour


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