Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Ref: DP7492

Location: Lancing


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

7 hours on a Saturday or Sunday in school terms, plus one week day in holidays. Days can be flexible.

Hourly pay rate:

£12 an hour

Support worker required to work with my 11 year old son. He has Autism and learning delay. He mainly communicates through ecolalia and single words. He is able to make his wants and needs known through actions and gestures. He enjoys playing on his Mario Kart, and likes his teddies.  He also loves being outdoors, going to the park and beach. These would need to be accessed at quieter times of the day.

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Bathroom assistance

Taking the child out to park, beach, bowling, cinema, going to McDonalds.
Keeping him safe and supervised at all times.
Driving him in your car would be preferable but public transport can be used.

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

  • Experienced in working with children with Autism/learning delay
  • Friendly and approachable
  • A driver with own car would be useful
  • Able to keep the child safe and supervised at all times



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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