Support Worker/Personal Care Assistant

Ref: DP7548

Location: Midhurst


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required:

Hours per week:

6 hours per week –consists of two shifts a week of 3 hours. These shifts can be worked on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Suitable days can be agreed at interview.

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour

I am a 26 year old man who is personable and loves to talk. I have ADHD and mental health needs. I have several interests including natural history, wildlife & landscape, photography and off-grid living. I enjoy an active lifestyle and enjoy walking, camping, skating and surfing.

I need support and prompting with domestic tasks, shopping, managing appointments, correspondence, paying bills, ordering and collecting medication.

Sometimes I need prompting with my personal care.

The successful applicant will have the ability to encourage and motivate me.

You must be friendly, patient, reliable and have experience with working with people with mental health needs

Additional hours available until May/June to support me in getting ready to move property. This will include dealing with estate agents, supporting with paperwork, packing/clearing the property and ensuring my current property is tidy for viewers etc.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Companionship

  • Household budgeting
  • Helping to keep focussed on developing work ideas, and keeping to work plans
  • Making phone calls
  • Ordering and collecting prescriptions
  • Managing medication
  • Microwaving ready meals
  • Weekly shopping – including checking fridge, freezer and making shopping list
  • Occasionally support with laundry, washing and drying, putting away
  • Changing bed linen weekly and support with bed making (weekly)
  • Taking out rubbish and recycling
  • Prompting to change clothes regularly
  • Reminding/supervision with eating
  • Help with making occasional meals
  • Support with using public transport
  • Encouragement / reminders to develop social life

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the workplace
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Having some experience with working with people with ADHD and mental health needs is desirable but not essential
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard as I need support to deal with my correspondence
  • Able to support, encourage and motivate me
  • Friendly and cheerful
  • Patient
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Must be comfortable with dogs, as I am hoping to get a dog soon.
  • Must be happy to work in a smoking environment
  • If you do drive you must have a UK driving licence
  • Desirable to have access to own vehicle and mileage will be paid at 45p per mile


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