Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRR7226

Location: East Preston


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Hours per week:

Minimum of 5 hours per week, daytime and evening hours available. Please state your availability on your application. Bank staff positions also available.

Hourly pay rate:

£14.00 per hour

Are you experienced in the field of care, or maybe you are a Teaching Assistant or Nursery Nurse looking for a change of direction?  We are happy to facilitate on-going training.

I am a young disabled man in my 30's who requires support to live independently in my own home with my sister and her family.

I have a Chromosome abnormality and dual sensory impairments.

I enjoy walks along the beach, swimming at David Lloyd (for physio of course!), quiet evenings in with a movie, and I am a real foodie.

I need help with most things but as my current Personal Assistants of ten years will testify, I am a happy little guy and love being around people.

Daily activities will depend according to my moods/needs but will include personal care, domestic tasks and support with social and leisure activities.

Experience of providing care and working with people with sensory impairments required.

You must be friendly, reliable, patient and understanding and comfortable around animals.

A driver with a clean licence and willingness to drive my motability car required.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Laundry: Washing, drying, ironing and putting away
  • Changing bed linen/ bed making
  • General cleaning and tidying of my part of the home including taking out rubbish
  • Minor household maintenance e.g. changing light bulbs
  • Preparing drinks, snacks and meals
  • Support to use garden
  • Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this.
  • Making tea for the employer's guests
  • Getting in and out of the wheelchair ('transferring')
  • Assistance with getting in/out of bath, washing and bathing, towelling dry/drying hair.
  • Using the toilet and changing pads
  • Monitoring me to prevent choking. Wiping away secretions.
  • Keeping safe at all times
  • Physiotherapy exercises
  • To develop an understanding of my dual sensory impairment, using creativity to enable me to receive a range of sensory stimuli to provide pleasurable experiences.
  • Accompanying and assisting on shopping trips including buying clothes, help with undressing and lifting clothes off rails.
  • Accessing social activities e.g. swimming, visiting cafes, sensory rooms, trips out.
  • Accompanying to appointments when required e.g. doctors, hospital, therapy or support groups
  • Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
  • Occasional longer journeys.
  • Driving my motability car
  • Lifting my folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing my manual wheelchair when out.
  • At home - watching TV and assisting with craft activities

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

  • Experienced in providing care and working with people with sensory needs
  • Friendly

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