Support Worker

Ref: DP1759

Location: Burgess Hill


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

10am-1pm Tuesday, Thursday and weekends (maybe negotiable)

Hourly pay rate:

£12 to £15 per hour depending on skills and experience

I am looking for someone to support me to live independently in my own home. Your main duties will be domestic tasks as well as assistance with any social or community activities I am taking part or involved in.

You should be friendly, sociable and patient with the willingness to work in an environment where there are animals as I have a support dog and an indoor cat. Ideally you should have a valid clean driving license and be willing to drive me and my support dog in your car.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Housekeeping
  • Looking after pets
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Personal grooming
  • Administration
  • Cooking
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Shopping

  • Assisting with medication for animals (tablets, cream) and clearing up after them
  • Being present when any work person’s carry out work in the flat
  • Help with flat repairs or organise flat repairs
  • Soaking feet and applying cream to them
  • Cutting finger nails
  • Assisting me to get up if I’ve fallen over
  • Accompany me when accessing social and leisure activities when required such as horse riding, bowling, exercise classes, to meet my friends or other hearing dog get togethers
  • Coffee Shops or Garden Centres
  • Medical appointments – GP, dentist, optician, chiropodist or hospital
  • Vet appointments
  • Accompanying me on walks with my hearing working dog, and clearing up after him

Candidate qualities:

  • 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

Must be comfortable with pets and be willing to clear up after them
Must have a UK driving licence- preferred but not essential
Must have access to own vehicle- preferred but not essential
Have a current DBS or be prepared to have one
Be able to work in employer’s home that has animals – cat and dog
Be honest and trustworthy
Be reliable, understanding and patient
Have good time keeping
Be fit and healthy
Be cheerful and positive
Be able to work as part of a team (essential)
Being able to sign using BSL is an advantage


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