Support Worker/ Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRR7821

Location: Steyning


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

7.5 hours per week, 10.00am-6.00pm on Saturdays (includes 30 min. unpaid lunch break)

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour

Support needed for a 34 year old man on the autistic spectrum living with his parents in Steyning.

He is a delight to work with, likes to joke and likes listening to music and playing chess.

He struggles with noise and sometimes wears ear defenders.

He has a kidney condition and light reactive epilepsy.

You would be required to assist/support him with attending a hospital dialysis appointment each Saturday.

Duties include accompanying him to/from appointment using hospital transport, keeping him company during the appointment, giving him food/drink regularly throughout the day, keeping him safe and supervised.

You would also be required to assist/remind him to take his medication regularly during the day and liaise with hospital staff for him.

You should be experienced in working with people with Autism, be friendly, patient and understanding.

It is also essential that you are reliable and punctual.

You would receive instruction from and report to the young man’s father who is the employer.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Companionship

  • Assisting the young man to attend hospital appointments on Saturdays.
  • Ensuring he has everything he needs to take to the appointment i.e. medication.
  • Travel from his home in Steyning with him via hospital transport to/from appointment
  • Liaise with hospital staff during the appointments.
  • Keep him company during the appointment, listen to his jokes.
  • Getting him a sandwich from the cafe.
  • Keep him safe/supervised.
  • Reminding him to take his medication when required during the day and getting him a glass of water for this.

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
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Experienced with working with people with Autism
  • Friendly and cheerful
  • Patient and understanding


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