Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRR8005

Location: Chichester


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required:

Hours per week:

10 hrs over 2 days - days flexible

Hourly pay rate:


  • I am a 66 year old man looking for support
  • I have a form of dementia, so experience with impaired memory would be beneficial
  • I have a good sense of humour, am very practical, and have a strong sense of independence
  • I need reminders/encouragement with personal care activities, support with basic housework/maintenance, meal preparation, accessing social and leisure activities
  • I may also require support and accompaniment to medical or other appointments
  • You must be friendly, patient, understanding, trustworthy and reliable.
  • Driver with own car preferable, but not essential
  • Reasonable mileage when supporting me to go out will be reimbursed.


Duties include:

  • Personal grooming
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Shopping
  • Cooking

Reminders to maintain personal hygiene if unkempt – e.g. washing / brushing hair, showering, dental hygiene etc.

Help with booking / maintaining haircuts / dental appointments etc

Reminders to do laundry if needed

Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities, eg. Men’s Shed

Accompanying employer to doctors/dental appointments when required

Accompanying when clothes-buying

Occasional longer journeys

Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the library, going for coffee/lunch, going for walks

It would be helpful to have own car for above activities

Whilst on duty at the employer’s home watching TV and encouraging to take part in other activities – e.g. chess, reading, building / making etc.


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
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Experienced with working with people with impaired memory

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