Support Worker

Ref: LR7539

Location: Crawley


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

18 hours per month additional hours may be available during school holidays (Actual days & shift times to be arranged by mutual agreement) Job share available

Hourly pay rate:

£14 per hour plus 40p per mile

My lovely 8 year old son is a happy, active and clever boy who enjoys a wide range of activities.

He has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and uses a manual wheelchair as he can fatigue easily. He has great communication skills and is engaging.

We are looking for a reliable PA to support my son during activities he enjoys such as swimming, cycling, bowling and building lego sets.

Duties will include some personal care and manual wheelchair handling.

Duties include:

  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing

  • Ensure my son and his environment are safe, clean and hygienic.
  • Assist my son to get dressed for relevant activities eg: when going swimming.
  • He must be supervised at all mealtimes and carry out any other reasonable care tasks
  • Accompanying my son on trips out (swimming, bowling, parks, cycling) keeping his safe.
  • The above duties will involve driving our son in the PA’s car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing my son’s wheelchair when out.
  • On days our son is too fatigued to go out then keeping him safe and engaging in calm activities at home.

Candidate qualities:

  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Respectful to the employers privacy  and ensuring all information is kept confidential
  • Experienced in working with children in a similar capacity
  • Honest and reliable with excellent timekeeping
  • Full clean UK driving license (no previous prosecutions or impending )with business Insurance for your vehicle.
  • Non-smoker preferred or someone who is willing to refrain from smoking during work hours due to my sons condition and the impact it will have on his health

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