Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRR7492

Location: Lancing


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

32 hours per month. Days/times to be arranged e.g. Saturday or Sunday during school terms, Tuesdays/Thursdays during school holidays.

Hourly pay rate:

12.00 per hour plus 35p per mile

Support worker required to work with my 10 year old son. He has Autism and learning delay. He mainly communicates through echolalia 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. He has a phobia of dogs. He has a lack of danger awareness so will need to be kept safe and supervised at all times. Support with toileting, changing pads, washing hands required. You would be required to take him out to local clubs so he can mix with other children. He also likes going to the park, McDonalds and looking at railway crossings You should be experienced in working with children with similar needs, friendly and patient Driver with own car would be preferred but public transport could also be used. You will report to me as your employer

Duties include:

  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Companionship
  • Bathroom assistance

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
  • 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
Honest and trustworthy


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