Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRR7960

Location: Lancing


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Up to 6 hours per week, weekends and school holidays. Times to be arranged.

Hourly pay rate:

£15.00 (negotiable)

I am looking for support for my 15 year old son who is Deaf and has additional needs including ADHD and anxiety.

He uses British Sign Language to communicate.

You would be required to support him with accessing leisure activities such as badminton, tennis, swimming.  He also has a dog so you may occasionally be asked to help him with dog walking. He also loves watching Dr Who on tv.

You should have some experience of working with Deaf people and using BSL.  BSL Level 3 qualification preferred but not essential.

Driver with own car required.  Reasonable mileage will be reimbursed when taking the young person out.

You must be friendly, patient, understanding and able to motivate and encourage the young person to participate in activities.

Duties include:

  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing

  • Encouragement to complete personal care tasks when out e.g. getting dried/changed at swimming pool
  • Motivate young person to go out.
  • Accompany young person when accessing social and leisure activities
  • Use your own car to take him to 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
  • 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

  • Have experience of working with deaf people and using British Sign Language
  • Qualified in BSL Level 3 – preferred but not essential
  • Must be comfortable with dogs

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

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