Temporary Personal Care and Support Assistant position to cover long term sickness

Ref: DP7063

Location: Horsham


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Tuesday and Thursday 11am – 2pm 6 hours a week – shift times can be flexible. – may lead to permanent role

Hourly pay rate:

£10.42 – mileage will also be discussed.

I am friendly 49 year old lady with two grown up sons and four cats and I am looking for someone who I can have a good old chat and a laugh with.

I will need support to get out and about for walks, to attend classes and groups and also someone to help me with some light domestic duties and some personal care.

I have moved some time ago to the area and would love to get to know the place and the people more. I enjoy a bit of shopping, getting some fresh air and I love my crafts, particularly card making.

I have Ataxia and other related conditions which can lower my energy levels, affect my balance, limb control and eyesight, so please bear with me as the support I need might be dependent on how I am feeling on the day.

I will need someone with their own car that is capable of taking my wheelchair, as I cannot walk far.

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Looking after pets
  • Gardening

  • driving me in your car, lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing my wheelchair when out, when I am not using my walking stick.

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
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Able to develop an understanding of my disability and needs.
  • Non-smoker/non vaper preferred due to health reasons.

Additional requirements

Non-smoker due to medical reasons


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