Support Worker(s)

Ref: LTES3342

Location: Seaford


I am looking for personal care for a Man

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

35 hours per week available the timing of the hours is flexible and can be discussed at interview.

Hourly pay rate:

£12.00 per hour + 50% bank Holiday rate

Hello there. I am ideally looking for two to assist me with caring for my 24-year-old son, within our own home. He has Down Syndrome and severe non-verbal autism/complex and challenging behaviour. He requires 1:1 24/7 care/supervision in all areas of his life, including all elements of personal care such as feeding, bathing, and so forth. Outside of the home, he needs a 2:1 ratio of help to access the wider community.

He has sensory processing disorder; therefore, he is very sensitive to noises, textures, his surroundings, and emotions. Following lockdown, He was unable to return to his college placement, and has been at home with me ever since. As I don’t drive, and have a spinal disability myself, this has meant a decline in opportunities for inclusion within the wider community – which I feel would be so very beneficial to him.

Although he is non-verbal, what he lacks in verbal communication, he makes up for with body language, gesture, and PEC cards. He is an absolute afficionado on an iPad – particularly kids programmes on YouTube!

He is a cheeky, friendly, funny, and affectionate young chap, who would benefit hugely from the input of a PA/Support worker to help enrich his living experience both in the home and the surrounding community.

Duties include:

  • Personal grooming
  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • Assistance with all aspects of personal care and feeding requirements.
  • 1:1 care and supervision within the home.
  • Assisting with any activities to aid enrichment.
  • Providing in-home respite for parent/carer when needed.
  • Helping him to access the wider community.

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

  • Vast amounts of patience.
  • Great sense of humour
  • Considerable experience with young adults with non-verbal autism/complex challenging behaviours.
  • Good level of physical fitness.


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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