Support Worker/ Motivator

Ref: CZ7025

Location: Chichester


I am looking for personal care for a Child

The candidate should be a woman*

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

3-4 hrs Sat or Sun, hours are flexible to suit candidate

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour plus mileage

Are you a great motivator who would like to make a difference to my daughters life?

She is 15 years old and needs support to try out new things

She is a loving person who enjoys cooking, sewing, painting but needs that special person to help her to find other things she enjoys outside of home

A big part of the role is to help to develop her independence and confidence so she feels more able to be away from me, her mum

I would like someone to provide support at the weekends but this can be anytime to suit you and the hours can be split

As we are not on a bus route, you would need to have your own car. Mileage will be paid.

She is non verbal you would need to have some experience of communicating through PECS or Makaton.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Cooking
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Support with cooking to develop independence
  • Support around toileting and ensuring cleanliness
  • To support and motivate with finding and attending age appropriate activities
  • My daughter is able to mobilise but for longer distances she uses a wheelchair so you would need to be able to lift this in and out of the car if using

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
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • 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