Support Worker/ Personal Care Assistant

Ref: DP6591

Location: Crawley


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

Permanent or Ad Hoc shifts are available. Flexibility would be an advantage to help cover holidays and sickness. Morning duty carer; 9am-11am – Wednesday free others possible. Night duty carer; 9.30pm-7am – No nights free Afternoon carer; An hour between 4pm and 6pm – all days free

Hourly pay rate:

£15 per hour

I live at home in Crawley but need help to achieve a level of independent living. I have several health issues, but these can be managed with good, efficient, and skilled carers.

Staff will need a wide range of caring skills which will reflect my lifestyle and choices. Whilst most of the care will be done at home, there will be times when I am hospitalized and carers will be expected to work their shifts alongside the medical staff ensuring my safety always.

I have a head injury, Sleep apnoea, and I am registered blind with Diabetes Type 2. I am a wheelchair & hoist user, so experience of any or all these conditions will be an advantage.

Duties include:

  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Dressing / undressing

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


  • Flexible and able to cover other shifts which will include the weekend

Desirable criteria:

  • Non smoker preferred, smoking is not permitted in the house or car
  • Have good communication with blind and/or deaf awareness
  • Have experience of and qualifications of working in a care setting
  • A UK drivers licence is preferable

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