Self Employed Personal Assistant/Support Worker

Ref: NDS7616

Location: Bognor Regis


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

15 hours per week, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

Hourly pay rate:

£18.00 per hour

I am a middle-aged woman with Autism and anxiety. I am looking for a reliable person to help me gain confidence and get out into the community. I would really like support to enjoy activities such as swimming at the local leisure centre, visiting coffee shops and trips to the beach.

I love being creative through painting and writing and I have had my art displayed in an online gallery and taking photos in natural places. With your help, I would love to find art workshops that I could attend.

I would really like to explore more activities to keep me fit and healthy, including baking or making a healthy meal together.

Opening letters, filing, calling people causes me a lot of stress and anxiety. I would like help to do all these things as well as support with medical appointments.

I am quite a quiet person but do enjoy being around people.

A car driver is not essential as I use public transport to get around.

Experience of working and supporting people with mental health problems would be ideal, but not essential. I am looking for somebody who is understanding, empathic and supportive.


Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be engaged directly by the individual and not Independent Lives. This role is for a self-employed worker, successful applicants will be required to prove self-employed status and undergo self-employment checks.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

  • Role has limited Housekeeping, gardening and food prep support – only if required

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
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Calm and able to read people well

Additional requirements

Non-smoker due to medical reasons


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