Personal Care Assistants

Ref: NDS7165

Location: Chichester


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Monday – Friday 9.30-12.30pm, Saturday 9.30am -3.30pm

Hourly pay rate:

£11 per hour + 45p per mile

I am an easy-going, chatty, gentleman looking for a couple of PAs to support me with personal care, domestic tasks and getting out and about for some shopping, groups and appointments.

Tasks will include preparing meals and supporting with my admin.

I have OCD, so I will need someone who can really listen and support me to have full control over my life.

PAs who are genuine and sincere, with a good sense of humor will be important for me to feel safe and at ease.

I am a double amputee and get around in my manual wheelchair. The role will involve driving me in your car.

I am generally a happy go lucky character and love a good banter. If you can make a good bacon sandwich, this might just be the right role for you!

Professional training can be provided.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Laundry- all aspects
  • Changing/making bed linen
  • Empty and clean commode if required
  • Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this
  • Making drinks if I have guests
  • Supervision with showering/bathing, being on call in case assistance is required
  • Help getting into and out of bath/shower as required
  • Assistance with towelling drying.
  • General skin care, applying cream
  • Assistance with toileting
  • Assistance with medication occasionally i.e. giving Ventolin
  • Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required e.g. food shopping/clothes shopping
  • Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities e.g. Clubs, groups, church
  • Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital/physiotherapy appointments when required
  • Occasional longer journeys
  • The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car
  • Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s manual wheelchair when out.

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
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Takes pride in their work.
  • Well presented, Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patience and possess excellent interpersonal skills, Able to read people
  • Honest and cheerful, good sense of humour.

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