Support Worker

Ref: DP4681

Location: Haywards Heath


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

20-30 hours per week Typically 7.30-9.45am and 3-8pm or 3pm- overnight sleep in until 9.45am Monday-Friday with occasional weekends and differing hours in school holidays.

Hourly pay rate:

Starting pay £15/hour

We require support for a 15 year old boy in a wheelchair, with complex health needs including daily seizures in need of 1:1 care.

You must be reliable, flexible & hard working.

Candidate must be good with children (Child has 2 siblings ages 9 and 16 years), fun and happy to work in a home with a loving Labrador.

You will be working with a lovely family and be part of a supportive team.

We offer good rates of pay.

This would be great experience for a student nurse/childcare professional interested in working with paediatric complex SEND.

Special needs or nursing background is ideal. Candidates should have epilepsy experience or be keen to learn on the job.

You must be capable to deal with daily seizures and to perform personal care tasks.

Duties include:

Daily Tasks

  • Preparing medicines
  • Administering PEG feeds & spoon feeding orally
  • Puréeing food
  • Changing pads
  • Washing and dressing
  • Managing seizures
  • Escorting child to and from School in client's own Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

Community Living Tasks:

  • The role would include accompanying child & parent on trips to hospitals in Brighton and London for outpatient appointments and occasional admittances by ambulance as well as collecting medicines from local pharmacy.
  • Tasks also include interactive play at home as well as trips out.

Medical Tasks:

  • PEG feeds
  • Drawing up medication and stock control

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
  • 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


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