Social Personal Care Assistant

Ref: JD904a

Location: Worthing


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Hours per week: 8 hours per week. Exact times to be discussed and agreed at interview. Ideally, hours will be split up into 4 hour shifts.

Hourly pay rate:

£15.50 per hour. Bank holiday rate £30 per hour. Sleeping nights (occasional) are a flat rate of £91.52 for 8 hours. Mileage rate (if applicable): 40p per mile when transporting me in your own car.

Do you love going to the theatre, art galleries and museums? I do! And I need you to support me to access these. I am a positive, fun, and enthusiastic woman who is looking for support with accessing the community and supporting my wonderful team of PAs with all other aspects of care (such as personal and domestic).

This is a new role where you will provide essential support to the care team I have currently, but this is a rewarding role that includes assisting me to access the community and further my interests and hobbies.

I have a wide range of interests which include reading, arts and crafts, writing, singing, fitness, films, all things creative, baking, studying and researching, fashion, photography and shopping.

Although my physical needs are complex and in some ways limiting, I have a can-do attitude and I would describe myself as a very-independent minded person.

You will be provided all necessary training to fulfil your role, with the possibility of additional qualifications to enhance your skills further, such as the nationally recognised Care Certificate or QCF Level 2/3 in Health and Social Care.

Duties include:

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

  • Equipment checks
  • Supporting me to access activities in the community such as fitness and events, visit friends and family, and accompanying me to visit all the places I love to visit.

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

  • Respect me and my autonomy to make my own choices, and as your employer.
  • Has similar interests to me.
  • Flexible and understanding that this role may change depending on timings of events for example.
  • 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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