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:

4 hours per week - term time either on a Friday evening or on a Saturday or Sunday, during school holidays there is flexibility when the hours are worked during the week instead of the weekend. There may be additional hours available during school holidays (Actual days & shift times to be arranged by mutual agreement) Job share available

Hourly pay rate:

£14 per hour plus 35p per mile

I am looking for a dependable personal assistant for my delightful intelligent 9-year-old son. He has excellent communication skills and an engaging personality. The role involves supporting him in various activities he loves, including swimming, cycling, bowling, and building LEGO sets. Tasks will include some personal care and manual wheelchair handling. Apply today if you're enthusiastic about interacting with children and really making a difference.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required

  • 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:

  • 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

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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