Support Worker/ Personal Care Assistant

Ref: BRR7439

Location: Sompting


I am looking for personal care for a Child

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

3 hours x 2 weekdays, approx. time either 3-6pm or 4-7pm, to be arranged/agreed.

Hourly pay rate:


I am looking for support for my 14 year old son who has mild cerebral palsy, autism, severe sensory processing disorder, speech and language delay and low-moderate learning disability.

You would be required to support him at home and out in the community.

Duties would include support with playing with toys and activity packs, help with toileting and washing hands, changing clothes when needed, tidying up after activities, taking him to activities such as clubs and swimming.

He is very active and can be verbally demanding. He must be kept engaged, supervised and safe at all times. You should be experienced in working with children/young people with similar needs and be calm and patient.

Driver with own car would be useful but not essential as public transport could be used to take him out.

Duties include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Companionship

Clearing away/tidying up after activities in the home.
Support with toileting, washing hands and changing clothes when required.
Support with activities at home e.g. playing with toys, using activity packs.
Accompanying and supporting with going to clubs, swimming.
Support with mixing with peers and other adults.
Keeping him engaged and active, supervised at all times.

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
  • 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/young people with similar needs
Calm and patient as he can be verbally demanding
Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties as he is very active.
Able to keep him safe and supervised at all times
Friendly and cheerful
Driver with own car would be useful but not essential.

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