Support Worker

Ref: DP1420

Location: Worthing


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

13 hours available. Weekday afternoons (Days/times can be mutually agreed at interview for the successful candidate)

Hourly pay rate:


I am a young lady with high functioning autism and epilepsy. I require support with general day-to-day tasks and activities which I am unable to do alone. I live with my mum and gorgeous, young Golden Retriever who is my in-training assistance dog. I am looking for a female PA who is calm and reliable, and able to support me in a compassionate and non-judgemental way.

Tasks within the job role will include: assisting with going into shops, appointments and any other outings, picking up food shopping. Household tasks include; Cooking, cleaning the kitchen, hoovering etc, assisting with phone calls, paperwork and other admin tasks.

Days will vary depending on how well I am feeling at the time, but I would also like to experience some fun, calm things too, whether that be walking the dog or tagging along for some nice chilled time out with my mum and I!

Respect and confidentiality are an essential part of the role as it will involve a trusting relationship once we get to know each other. Taking initiative on days I am unwell will be important to do too.

Duties include:

  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Companionship

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

  • Ability to complete admin tasks
  • Provide and follow structure in daily life
  • Common sense, practicality, and ability to work on own initiative will be essential

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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