Support Needed At Home

Ref: DP4974

Location: Horsham


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

6 hours per week during term time. Tues 3pm - 4.30pm. Wed 3pm - 6pm. Fri 3pm - 4.30pm. Possibility of alternative school holiday hours.

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour

Support needed at home in Southwater for autistic 18 year old with learning disability. The young man is sociable and fun-loving and lives with his parents. He can also be cheeky and very strong-minded. He is autistic and has a severe learning disability and a speech and language disorder.

Subject to DBS check. Non-smokers only.

Duties include:

  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Companionship
  • Bathroom assistance

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

  • Friendly, kind, calm and flexible with a sense of humour and open mind.
  • Comfortable with personal care.
  • Experience or some understanding of additional needs/neurodiversity is essential.


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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