Support Worker New rates of pay

Ref: DP6868

Location: Crawley


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

18 hours over 3 days a week during the school holidays and extra hours possible on Saturdays.

Hourly pay rate:

£15 per hour

My boys are 15yrs old and we are looking for another PA to join our team, to support them when in the community so we can enjoy some family days out.

The main focus of the role is either having independent days out with boys (as they’re getting too old to spend all their time with mum and dad) or being an extra pair of hands-on days out with all of us so we can have fun as a family.

We are looking for a PA who is willing to drive our disability van and get the boys out to go clubs and enjoy the school holidays.

My son, ‘B,’ has a great sense of humour and loves to be busy. He is his happiest when out and about, interacting with people and has recently started enjoying a drama club. He also enjoys cooking so it would be great if you could enjoy this activity with him.

D is also 15. He has a wicked sense of humour and loves jokes so you might want to have some ready for him. He loves his computer games, and sometimes needs some encouragement to get out and about as he would rather be chillin’ on his XBox.

Must be able to drive a large van and be comfortable with providing personal care.

Experience with teenagers who have mixed additional needs is a must to support getting the family out into the community.

All training required will be given.

Duties include:

  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Transportation
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Reassure & encourage

Candidate qualities:

  • 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


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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